Look! I actually managed to post a photograph! This is my son Paul in his elegant Halloween mobster get-up. The gun is concealed in the violin case, of course. My older son James, who is 15, declined to dress for the occasion but did devise a method of combining lit jack o'lanterns with leftover Fourth of July sparklers that made me very nervous.
Random quotation from Henry James's The Ambassadors, a book I'm actually reading for the FIRST TIME EVER, believe it or not:
"Oh he's all right for me!" Strether laughed. "Anyone's good enough for me."
Hmm. Take from that what you will.