Anne Marie Burk shared this.
"My family lived in family housing at Oklahoma State University in the '80s. There were also lots of international students living in family housing. Some of us American families got together to take our kids trick-or-treating together. We were altogether about five parents and six children.
"At one of the apartments, a man from Africa answered the door. The children yelled 'Trick or treat!' and the man looked confused. He asked them, 'What do you want?' One little boy yelled, 'Give us candy!' The man said, 'I don't have any candy,' and the boy said 'Well, give us something!'
"We parents stood looking in amazement while the man went back into his apartment and returned with a sack of potatoes. He dropped one potato into each child's sack. The kids thanked him and we continued on, making a note to ourselves to explain Halloween to international visitors."