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    ...to live by.
    Just wait. I had a lot of them BK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post

    The whole concept of "trunk or treat" pisses me off to no end. Just more religious corruption of what should be fun and festive.
    My church decides to have a Sunday afternoon event where any kids from the neighborhood can come by and get candy, for free, and we get a chance to talk religion with anyone who is interested - and many are.

    No one is forced to come, and no one is forced to do anything.

    we have fun setting it up and carrying it out, and the kids all have smiles.

    What's the problem?

    What else have we Christians spoiled for you? You can sleep in Sunday morning all you want. If you want to come by and join our service, we will be happy to see you.

    No harm, no foul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Just wait. I had a lot of them BK.
    Eh, I dunno. I'm pretty stubborn.
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    My daughter is only 19 months old... we were the first ones out, and the first ones done. She tried giving candy back to everyone LOL

    Cool thing about going early is you get to have the fun with your kid (well baby in our case) but still get to meet the neighbors (we just moved here couple of months ago) and see all the costumes.

    Gotta love the small town life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahueh View Post
    i've never heard of a city government setting any rules for trick or treating. we got kids between 5 and 9pm. shut the lights off after that...
    In Virginia Beach it's 6;00 to 8:00pm.

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    I always start out answering the door holding a big bowel of apples to the first group of older kids that comes by. The disappointed looks are priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    I always start out answering the door holding a big bowel of apples to the first group of older kids that comes by. The disappointed looks are priceless.
    If you really want to have fun, shove popsicle sticks into onions and dip those in caramel.
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    I have 4.9 lbs. of candy at my desk today...stop on by....
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    I always start out answering the door holding a big bowel of apples to the first group of older kids that comes by. The disappointed looks are priceless.
    Ew, I would say disappointment might not be the right word.

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    I had 10 kids show up on Monday..All little kids with parents.
    Hours were from 3:00 to 7:00.
    Next year, I'm buying better candy, so that I can enjoy the leftovers.
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    Brought a bunch of leftovers for our manager's candy basket; it's all gone within the past couple of hours. I suspect it was just a couple of people who took as much as they could carry.

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    I brought leftovers to the office too. There's only two of us that work here and my coworker is out this week. I love candy bars.

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    I brought leftovers to the office too. There's only two of us that work here and my coworker is out this week. I love candy bars.

    Ha, that's really the best way to go! At least I "paid in" to the candy thing, since I'm usually taking candy.

    I shouldn't be bringing in the good stuff at my salary level, though. Why is my manager bringing Nerds, Lemonheads, Smarties and the like??

    The politics of candy...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    [I]Why is my manager bringing Nerds, Lemonheads
    'Cause Nerds and Lemonheads are awesome... especially the peach Nerds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY View Post
    I had 10 kids show up on Monday..All little kids with parents.
    Hours were from 3:00 to 7:00.
    Next year, I'm buying better candy, so that I can enjoy the leftovers.
    I think I had roughly 300 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    I think I had roughly 300 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
    You need one of those electrified fences.
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    We live on a circle with a dozen or so coves. It's about perfect - this year the kids went down and back, hitting every cove. The 11 year olds went home after an hour but the 6 year old and I stayed out until we had visited every house. He was tired but determined to finish.

    It seemed like a lot more kids were out this year than last - there was actually a festive type atmosphere, which I've never seen in 6 years. People were sitting out on their lawns, lots of decorations, lots of adults who were dressed up out with their kids. Plenty of houses where the kids were lined up. One house even had a video projector set up in the driveway showing Charlie Brown on their garage door. We usually have people coming in from outside the neighborhood, which is no big deal. I actually had fun this year and kind of regret not putting together a costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    You need one of those electrified fences.
    people commute to my neighborhood for the holidays
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    people commute to my neighborhood for the holidays
    Land mines, whatever.
    Monk: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

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    I still enjoy Halloween big time and am glad to give out candy to the kids. Plus we also buy some of the prezal packs to help even things out.
    But I do see less and less people giving out treats, which is sad to me. Kids deserve some childhood memories


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    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    I think I had roughly 300 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
    Zero kids in all the 26 years we've lived in this house. We also live on a very steep hill. Lazy kids.
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    We used to enjoy giving out candy on Halloween. But where I live now, we're not considered a hotspot for the trick or treaters. There are areas where it's easier to hit a lot of houses quickly so the parents drive the kids to those areas, let them sweep it, load 'em up and drive 'em to the next similar area. So after a few years of getting 2 or 3 kids for the entire night, I decided it wasn't worth bothering anymore.
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    GF and I were discussing how the holiday is doomed due to changing times.

    Who wants their kids taking tons of unhealthy foods from people they don't know?

    Hardly any knocks at our door. In my complex, the few residents that participate just leave a bowl of stuff in front of their door. No interaction. No fun. Daylight. Lame city. The towns tend to do parades and parties for the kids which seem to be replacing the door-to-door.

    As a kid, I remember running from neighborhood to neighborhood unaccompanied by parents trying to fill pillow cases....and orange Unicef boxes. As others have said...it was dark. Nobody worried about bright costumes or flashlights to be safe. That all gave way to Gate Night mis-deeds as we got older.

    Different times. With all we know now, even if you look back with some fond memories, you can't responsibly let your kids go out in search of similar experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxKatt View Post
    GF and I were discussing how the holiday is doomed due to changing times.

    Who wants their kids taking tons of unhealthy foods from people they don't know?

    Hardly any knocks at our door. In my complex, the few residents that participate just leave a bowl of stuff in front of their door. No interaction. No fun. Daylight. Lame city. The towns tend to do parades and parties for the kids which seem to be replacing the door-to-door.

    As a kid, I remember running from neighborhood to neighborhood unaccompanied by parents trying to fill pillow cases....and orange Unicef boxes. As others have said...it was dark. Nobody worried about bright costumes or flashlights to be safe. That all gave way to Gate Night mis-deeds as we got older.

    Different times. With all we know now, even if you look back with some fond memories, you can't responsibly let your kids go out in search of similar experiences.
    "With all we know now," like what? That it was never that dangerous to begin with?

    The most dangerous thing about letting kids out alone on occasion, isn't the Boogeyman; it's other parents calling the cops on YOU.

    Yes things can happen, but I don't see the world as being more dangerous now.

    We live close to an elementary school, and it's nothing but parents driving up and dropping kids off. I honestly see no reason why many of these kids couldn't walk themselves. But then, I'm not a parent, maybe that's a good thing, wtf do I know, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    "With all we know now," like what? That it was never that dangerous to begin with?

    The most dangerous thing about letting kids out alone on occasion, isn't the Boogeyman; it's other parents calling the cops on YOU.

    Yes things can happen, but I don't see the world as being more dangerous now.

    We live close to an elementary school, and it's nothing but parents driving up and dropping kids off. I honestly see no reason why many of these kids couldn't walk themselves. But then, I'm not a parent, maybe that's a good thing, wtf do I know, etc.
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