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What a crazy night!

Posted by hamiltongardener CAN 6a (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 31, 12 at 20:33

How's everyone holding up out there? I can't believe how fast this zombie apocalypse came on, it's like a movie out there. We have our baseball bats and have had to fight off like 30 zombies so far.

My only question is... why the heck are all these zombies carrying candy?


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LOL!! Great I needed a good LOL;)


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Oh how I miss all my little goblins now that we no longer live in the city. I take treats to a local church hall that holds a Halloween party for the local kids but it's not the same as decorating the porch and having the little angels..and devils... knock on my door. Oh well bonus is no treats left over to tempt me !


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I only had one large group--most everyone was out Saturday night, and after sending email and mail notices to us to be sure and have our porch lights on Saturday night, they chose not to come because it was too cold. I even had one note in the mailbox from another neighborhood that said they'd be bringing a hayride full of kids on Saturday night and to expect 30-40 kids. I bought extra candy and ONE trick or treater Saturday night and he threw two plastic rings with candy centers on them in my yard. A friend's grandson. :(

Tonight it was a pretty good group and all the parents walked up here, it's a pretty dark walk so I'm glad they did it, and when I answered the door in my wolf in grandmother's nightgown the kids jumped back and the parents thanked me for dressing up.

My older daughter checked in tonight and I told her I had to put on my costume and she said she thought it was weird a woman my age would dress up on Halloween.

It was totally worth the one group of trick or treaters.
When I am an older (not yet old) woman I shall wear purple....and dress up like a wolf in grandma's nightie.


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Sadly, here in NJ, Halloween has been postponed!

Our town sent text message yesterday that trick-or-treating will be postponed to a future date. Too many downed trees and power lines for it to be safe.

And Gov Christie signed executive order today postponing trick-or-treating until Monday.

Good thing because I totally forgot to buy candy when stocking up on groceries for the hurricane. Not that we get many kids anymore. Most kids on the street are grown, and since the houses are fairly far apart we don't get many kids from other neighborhoods. Takes too long to do the whole street and there's only 17 houses. Can go down the road to the older neighborhoods where houses are closer together. In fact, my son goes with a friend in one of those neighborhoods.


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Halloween was a bust by my house tonight. Not many people in my neighborhood celebrate with decor and trick or treating. It's an old neighborhood and I think they are all empty nesters and just don't bother. I don't know, I'm just guessing.

I was bummed because I was hoping for at least 50 or so kids and ended up with maybe 30 and that was it. I had more mosquito's than kids!!

Well maybe next year.


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We've never had trick or treaters at our house. We live in the hills, the only neighbors across the street are coyotes, rabbits and bobcats (none are fond of candy), and we can't even see the neighbors on either side of us. Add that to an uphill 40-yard-long driveway and it would have to be a brave child indeed....


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About 20 kids and some with parents have come to my door tonight. I got home kind of late, having been in a minor fender-bender late this afternoon and had to be towed and all the insurance stuff. Nobody hurt, thank God.

Lots of young kids in this and adjacent neighborhoods and so lots of fun having them visit. I wasn't happy about the four young men in costumes coming to my door, though.


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We had our normal 400 or so and again ran out of treats before the official quitting time.

Many many superheroes and very few princesses this year. lots more home crafted costumes...the best kind! I think the cold weather played into costuming, tho. In our neighborhood, Halloween is another opportunity to hang with the neighbors and we're fortunate to have great ones....especially our neighbor who delivers hot cider during trick or treat hours!


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Halloween is our block party. We showed movies and had s'mores on our lawn. I didn't go look at other houses this year. But our house is famous around town apparently! My son rides the city bus with kids from all over and they were telling him he HAD TO GO to this house on X street cause they had s'mores! He just smiled and said, I live there. My upstairs neighbors are totally cool.


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We live too far away from civilization to have goblins or zombies knocking on our door. It was a nice, quiet night of insomnia...


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Surprisingly few trick or treaters on our street (Tampa) last night. Maybe a total of twenty, 12 being in one group.

The ones who did come were little and very cute.

Truthfully, our street looked pretty dark. I could only see 2 other homes with the porch lights on. A little sad.

ML


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I almost did not buy candy and planned to turn off the lights, but at the last minute just couldn't resist, so opened up for treaters until 8:00. Had 3 times as many treaters this year as last year.

Have no idea how to account for the difference. Maybe no vans dropped off hordes of kids last year but did this year?

It was fun--tiny kids totally amazed that grownups were handing out sweets! Will wonders ever cease!

Kate


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We only have several year round residents on our road, but we generally get around 40 to 50 trick-or-treaters since the quality/quantity of treats is good.

This year we only had about 20.


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I traveled to my son's house after work and went trick or treating with the Grands........ My son made the older grand's werewolf costume, mask and all, and it was very realistic and awesome. The little one wanted to be Indiana Jones and son and dil put that together also......whip, gun, hat, leather jacket, bag, the works. Quite a few of the houses had really scarey displays, zombies coming out, chain saws, a creature you thought was a stuffed dummy reaching out and grabbing you, a huge spider that jumped at you when you passed, a skeletal form rising out of the grave, etc. One kid took off running when the chainsaw zombie jumped out at him loosing his shoe in the process and refused to come back and get it. His mother had to retrieve it for him. It didn't even phase the grands. I thought the younger one might be scared but when the older one, (werewolf) attacked the zombie (playing of course), Indy (age 4) pulled out his gun and proceeded to shoot the zombie (also playing of course) while stating "I'm not scared of you". People were cracking up at the picture.

I was amazed at the number of parents/grandparents escorting the kids or giving out candy who were dressed up and I mean in really good costumes. Son, dil, myself and an Uncle accompanied my grands and we were also all in costume. I had a great time and enjoyed seeing all the little ones in costume, but it didn't hurt my feelings at all when older grand said he was thirsty, hot and tired and ready to go home........little one had already climbed into the wagon so he was good to go.


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SMall rag tag band marched up 6th ave in the dark surrounded by cop cars. I'm at NYU's library on my laptop!


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I miss the hundreds of trick or treaters we got when I was young. We had two nights and I don't think there was more than a minute or two that there was not a crowd on the porch from sundown to almost midnight. It usually took two of us to keep up.

The costumes were not store bought and there were more hobos and gypsies than anything else but some of the costumes were obviously thought out well in advance. Last night I saw 6 with the same werewolf mask. No imagination.

This year I bought about 400 small candies to give out several to each child and wound up with half of them left. How sad. It started at 6:00 and the street was deserted by 7:30. Maybe it was just too cold and wet.


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We had our typical west coast October torrential downpour on Hallowe'en. We only had about 20 trick or treaters which is down from previous years. The kids in the neighbourhood have all grown up and the young families can't afford to buy in this area anymore.


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I'm too far off the beaten track to see trick or treaters. Little welfare wimps are too scared to take the long, long, long walk up our driveway to find out if there are any treats. I was forced to redistribute the wealth back to myself. I ate all the chocolate.


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I was forced to redistribute the wealth back to myself. I ate all the chocolate.

That was funny!!


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We have our baseball bats and have had to fight off like 30 zombies so far.

Hmmm, a gentle scowl sent the hordes of fairy princesses scrambling for the front gate. Except for the pirate - he had to adjust his aluminum foil embellished sword before scurrying off.

Ingrid, I used to live in an area similar to yours. No lights, a steep one-lane ill-maintained road leading to what appeared to be nothingness. Even I hated to walk up to the house in the dark; one false step could be a twisted ankle. Plus the noise of leaf rustlings in the chaparral - and there are no fence lizards darting for cover after dark.


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