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Thank Goodness that's over (Hallowe'en) (Read 1561 times)
Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:21am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
We had about 30 Trick-or-Treaters.  We gave out pencils and penny candy.  They were well received.  Many of the parents made  sure the kids said, ,"Thank You."   Smiley

We did have a copse of  young men show up in costume.  2 of which were sporting beards.  No, not the paste on kind the, I-grew-it-myself kind.    Roll Eyes

We had the 'drive-by' as in years past.  Mom and / or Dad roll slowly up with the side door rolled back.  The kids bail out, get their candy, then dash back to the van.  They then proceed to the next house without closing the side door.  Honestly, the houses are not that far apart here.  Had they studied their geometry, they would have been able to figure out that it takes less steps to go door to door rather than van to door to van and back.  I had to laugh.    Grin

The last Trick or Treater was the best.  She jumped out of the car, dashed across the front lawn while donning her mask.  Got her candy then dashed back to the car.  To the driver seat, then drove off.    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
 
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Reply #1 - Nov 2nd, 2011 at 12:01pm

Keevy Hazelton   Offline
Ocean View, VA

 
For my own amusement, I always save the extra condiment pacs accumulated over the past year for Halloween. I toss in a pac of soy sauce along with the candy. I conceal it under the candy bar so they don't see it. Can you imagine what they must think when they find it?
 

"Don't take no nerve to do something when there ain't nothin' else you can do."....Tom Joad
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Reply #2 - Nov 3rd, 2011 at 9:11am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
It don't matter who you are, that there is funny.  I'll have to try that one next year. 

 
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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2011 at 7:47am

Malcolm Tucker   Offline
I can peel an apple without
breaking the peeling!

 
Keevy Hazelton wrote on Nov 2nd, 2011 at 12:01pm:
For my own amusement, I always save the extra condiment pacs accumulated over the past year for Halloween. I toss in a pac of soy sauce along with the candy. I conceal it under the candy bar so they don't see it. Can you imagine what they must think when they
find it?


LOL!   Grin

I'm picturing them, after they're done trick-or-treating, and trading goodies with each other.

In addition to "I'll give you a Butterfinger bar for that pack of M&Ms," they'll say "I'll give you two ketchup packets for that packet of tartar sauce."

Cool
 

"For the love of Mike...do it, do it, just do it! Go take a nap! Go to Thelma Lou's for TV!"
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Reply #4 - Nov 4th, 2011 at 9:43am

Leonard Blush   Offline
The Masked Singer
NC

 
A few years back, after dealing with the too-old-to-be-trickr-treatin' kids that came to the door without even bothering to dress up, I was ready for 'em. I collected several rocks from the garden beds and dropped 'em in those kids bags, a-la Chuck Brown, "I got a rock".
 

Leonard Blush, Leonard Blush, Is that all you can think about, LEONARD BLUSH?!
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Reply #5 - Nov 7th, 2011 at 6:27am

widow bradshaw   Offline
I Thought you was the
widow Bradshaw!
Carolina

 
too many 6 foot tall trick-or-treaters dressed up as thugs,I.E. no costume at all, these days. and they carry pillow cases to fill up with candy! not from my house pal! Angry
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 7th, 2011 at 3:00pm

tiltjlp   Offline
She Was A Sweet Cat
Cheviot Ohio

 
Locally, two teens, 16 & 17, and one 19, were arrested for beating up several boys who refused to turn over their candy to them Halloween night. Shameful how what once was a fun night has turned ugly.
 

John
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Reply #7 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 9:07am

Pierre   Offline
Say what you want dahhhhling,
but I married Ellen!
.

 
Sadly, tiltjlp, this has been going on since I was a kid.  Although, usually, by the time a boy gets to 17, this kind of activity is behind them.  That 17 year old might, and the 19 year old DEFINITELY will have a BIG legal problem.  Good thing I'm not a judge.  I'd sentence them to eating an entire grocery bag of Hallowe'en candy in one sitting.  That ought to cure their sweet tooth.  Angry

Locally, the Dads and Grand dads of the community should get together and 'patrol' the block on which their house sits during Trick or Treat hours.  Just the presence of 1 or 2 large, adult, male figures walking around would give ne'er do wells like this pause and might think better of picking on little kids.  Just make sure your neighbors know what you're doing.  No sense in getting them all worried about who's lurking amongst the kids.

 
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Reply #8 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 2:55pm

tiltjlp   Offline
She Was A Sweet Cat
Cheviot Ohio

 
Pierre wrote on Nov 10th, 2011 at 9:07am:
Sadly, tiltjlp, this has been going on since I was a kid.  Although, usually, by the time a boy gets to 17, this kind of activity is behind them.  That 17 year old might, and the 19 year old DEFINITELY will have a BIG legal problem.  Good thing I'm not a judge.  I'd sentence them to eating an entire grocery bag of Hallowe'en candy in one sitting.  That ought to cure their sweet tooth.  Angry

Locally, the Dads and Grand dads of the community should get together and 'patrol' the block on which their house sits during Trick or Treat hours.  Just the presence of 1 or 2 large, adult, male figures walking around would give ne'er do wells like this pause and might think better of picking on little kids.  Just make sure your neighbors know what you're doing.  No sense in getting them all worried about who's lurking amongst the kids.



I'm sure it happens more than we would like to think. Since I grew up in the 1950s and very early 1960s as far as trick or treating goes, I was a bit surprised that it was so organized. I would imagine the 19 year old could be in a world of hurt, as far as punishment goes.
 

John
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