This has to be true. Once my parents finally relented on their fundy Halloween ban, I trick-or-treated alone (with my brother and our friends) in the EIGHTIES. That was the whole fun of it. The idea that parents would have accompanied a child as old as 10 in suburbia in 1963 is just not realistic, especially for the Drapers. Hell, we had the run of the neighborhood (including a lake with a canoe we could use and acres of woods) every weekend day and evening until the street lights came on from age 8 up. Kids had a lot more autonomy back then.