OCTOBER NEWSLETTER "Trick-Or-Treat!" When a half-pint T-Rex rings your doorbell with his stumpy arms or an adorable little Elastigirl smiles up at you on October 31, I hope you'll oblige. There are many tributaries to this American custom, which started around the 1930's. From England, a couple of known tributaries are Mischief Night and the Eve of Guy Fawkes Day. These both emphasized the "Trick" part of the equation. But going door-to-door for "Treats" has a very long history. Martin Luther described himself as a "beggar pupil" who sang for some figgy pudding (or whatever he could get) when he was away at school. Perhaps this is what he recalled on his death bed when he uttered those famous last words, "Beggars all." Indeed, it's been said that a Christian is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread - Jesus Christ, the Bread of life.