Mr. Jenkins’ Maze
Even at just twelve, the boys of Chester Lane knew they had something special. John, Ben, James, Rick, Tim, and Kevin were all neighbors, and their companionship was basically preordained since they were all the same age.
Halloween was their absolute favorite day. They loved coming up with matching costumes; working together to forge a new theme each year. Proud parents watched as they cobbled together costumes with youthful delight.
Of course this was all for the big day – they would mount a coordinated attack on the neighborhood’s candy. The boys hit every house with a light on, jamming fistfuls of candy into pillow cases. One house in particular was a favorite – Mr. Jenkins, a kindly old man whose wife had passed away before the boys were born – always went all-out.Continue Reading