When I was quite young I was gifted with an antique child’s manikin that came dressed in a little red fur trimmed cape with matching skirt.
That year for Halloween I borrowed the red cape and went trick or treating as Little Red Riding Hood. Then a few years later my little sister did the same.
Flash forward to the 21st Century and just two years back my daughter borrowed the cape and wore it for her first real time out trick or treating.
Now this year her little sister took her turn at wearing it.
I think it’s time to retire the cape. Time to pack it back up and put it carefully away. I find myself wondering if another little girl might wear it for one special Halloween night in another thirty or so years.