Halloween is a holiday for all ages, but trick-or-treating is something traditionally done by kids — with the littlest ones being chaperoned by their parents. But, it’s a fun activity that anyone can experience.
And at 91 years old, Mary “Baba” Spaeth was able to experience trick-or-treating for the very first time.
Spaeth’s daughter Christine Spaeth Richardson shared a Facebook post on Sunday, October 28, about the milestone. The Western Journal explains that Richardson noticed that her mom seemed to be down on the day. Richardson knew how much the nonagenarian loves to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and knew Halloween was coming up, so she decided to use the opportunity to take her mom trick-or-treating, too.
“I said ‘All right mom get up, get dressed, I’m coming over to get you,'” Richardson explained.
The experience was new for Baba. She came to the United States in the 1940s from Croatia as a teenager, where trick-or-treating wasn’t a big tradition. Her family participated in U.S. holidays, such as Halloween, but the great-grandma never had the chance to go trick-or-treating herself until now.
She donned a pair of bunny ears and was “Baba the Bunny,” and went around to friends and family’s houses for an early trick-or-treating session.
ABC 7 reports that it wasn’t a totally traditional trick-or-treating experience. Besides not taking place on October 31, Baba actually brought the treats. She gave out candy to the kids, and pizza and wine to the grown-ups.
Richardson also revealed on Facebook that it took a couple of houses before Spaeth remembered to start off the conversation with “trick-or-treat.”
“She had a blast!” Richardson wrote. “She got so many hugs and kisses and pictures, too! She just couldn’t stop talking about tricking all her great grand babies!”
Photos show Baba the Bunny posing with her different family members and going from house to house with her treat bag supported on her walker.
Richardson continued, “All the hugs and kisses from all her grandkids and great grandbabies has made her soooo WARM and HAPPY, never underestimate the power of a hug, a smile, a kiss but most of all a big tight squeeze from a family group hug now that’s a TREAT! She’ll talk about for a long time… [There’s] pure joy on her face.”