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  1. Libby Says:

    Candy distributed. 115 pieces; one per kid. Could have given out more – I had another bag but enough is enough. Light off.

  2. Sharon Says:

    Almost 1,400 trick-or-treaters. We live on Main Street and all of our kooky neighbors go all out with decorating, music and special effects. We’ve been here 15 years and are so over it all. I like only 5:30 to 6:30 pm when the littlest kids come. Ran out of candy at 7:50 pm, shut off the lights and hid inside.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      That … is insane. We usually get a turnout in the dozens and almost always have candy left over.

      The little kids are the best. Absolutely no clue what’s going on. Some don’t even care about the loot. Just dress up weird and follow Mom and Dad, they seem to have some clue.

    • Libby Says:

      That’s crazy! Your community does nothing to take the burden off residents? If they do, residents can start keeping the porch light off, etc, and the area may stop attracting so much

      The holiday is ridiculous. Between private, community and institutional Halloween events the holiday is dragged out over 2 weekends and the 31st. K-5 public school has a massive event attended by parents during the school day. The community has an event at 6pm to take the burden off residents. Then, people from all over arrive to canvass the houses. I enjoy the kids and costumes. For years, I put my cat in a carrier for 2 hours. This year, I have 3 cats. Adopted 2 bonded cats – adult siblings – and it is too much with the doorbell/knocker/door pounding.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I agree with Libby. We would turn out the lights, inside and out, at our old house and hide out in the studio during the two hour window of trick or treat. For some reason our neighborhood was an attraction for people who didn’t live there. The church and school parking lot close to our house would fill up with cars full of kids to go through our neighborhood. When we first noticed this, we gave up on the trick or treat stuff. Our new house is in a 55 + age restricted gated development that does not allow trick or treating. Some people here load up there cars or trucks and participate with a “trick or trunk” event at the church parking lot. We do not miss hiding out.

  3. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Grandma next door just turned up decked out as a troll doll. Got to love it when the adults get into the spirit of the evening. This would be her third Halloween this week. So pro.

  4. B Lester Says:

    I take the glass out of the storm door and put in a two foot tall piece of plywood. Our pug dogs have as much fun as the kiddos. The candy flows, the pugs make new friends, and everybody’s smiling. Lotsa fun.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’ve always enjoyed Halloween. My mom made my costumes when I was a sprout and as an adult I’ve created a few doozies (and seen a few too).

      It’s a chance to be someone else for a day, which I think is a wonderful idea. We can be ourselves the rest of the time.

  5. larry brown Says:

    three kids, told them get off my lawn,

  6. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Always have some candy just-in-case but we’re at the end of dead end street and it was COLD so we drew the drapes and forgot about it.
    Just saw Sam “the Sham” Clovis became another victim of the Rooskie scandal. The guy was a prof at the wife’s college but seemed to spend more time on his wingnut radio show and running
    for (and losing) various gummint positions. He took a leave during the Drumpf (after jumping off the sinking SS Rick Perry) campaign and the college was kind of relieved when he resigned once Drumpf was announced as the new prez. I joked that he might be back now but a college spokesperson (not my wife) said the door is no longer open.

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