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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:34 PM
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I have a five gallon bucket full of candy for tomorrow night
If that's not enough I have a jar of pennies I can dip into. Is this a great country or what? Who benefits more from halloween, candy manufacturers or dentists?
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:36 PM
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1. Where do you live again?
I sense a double plus good increase in choco rations coming soon.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:38 PM
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2. I hate to run out
and I seldom do. My wife will end up taking some to work and I'll see if any of the neighbors want any that's left over after their kids get on the school buses Wednesday morning.
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:42 PM
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3. I buy 5 lbs of good candy each year -
Reeses Cups, Snickers, that kind of thing, but haven't seen a single trick-or-treater in the five Halloweens I've lived in Northern Maine. I can't seem to break away from the habit of being fully prepared like when I lived in NJ. If some ambitious kid ever does venture up my driveway, he or she will hit the mother load.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:46 PM
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5. We get about 25 each year
My wife and I ensure we get the candy we like. One would think that Stephen Kings area would be run over with trick or treaters. Didn't Delores Claiborne live up that way?
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:29 PM
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24. I'm sure Bangor gets a good turn out
The King house is usually made up to look kind of spooky. I'm a little farther north (and about 80 - 100 years back in time)than that though. My road is 20 something miles long and there are no more than 80 homes on it. Any of the kids from this "neighborhood" get driven to town like catnhatch said. I'm much more likely to find a lost deer hunter staggering out of the woods with low blood sugar than to see any kids.
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:52 PM
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9. I'm in New Hampshire and routinely have kids from Maine...
...hit my house on halloween....I live in a developement in a fairly rural area outside of Rochester and a mile and a half from the border of Maine...that makes our place the nearest for many kids with single family homes, set fairly close and well lit...you know-both fun and safe.Across the line and also places near here you might have to walk 5 miles to visit 10 houses so this place with 100 homes within 70-80 acres becomes halloween central.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:45 PM
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4. The makers of Lantus, Humalog, Novolog,...
...and other insulins.
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Infomaniac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:48 PM
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6. Offer a healthy alternative.
Mr Info and I - quite tongue in cheek - began offering kids a choice between candy, sweet spuds or broccoli a few years back. We had a neighbor kid who told us he didn't like candy and wished he could get something else for Halloween. Thus we were inspired to plop a head of broccoli and some sweet spuds into our candy bucket. We get some pretty hilarious comments from the kids and parents. We usually have a couple kids opt for sweet spuds and the neighbor kid always takes the broccoli.

We have 345 pieces plus the backup spuds and broccoli. I hope we have enough.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:51 PM
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7. I could very easily be a vegetarian
Broccoli is the last thing we got left in the "garden" and it is incredibly good for the body. Those are excellent choices.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:51 PM
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8. bah humbug.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:53 PM
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11. play-doh
some retailers are selling big bags of tiny play-doh canisters, meant for Halloween.

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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:53 PM
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10. I'll be right over!
I'm badly in need of some chocklit, so I'll put on my mask, and be there with a large bag for the goodies.

:rofl:

Happy Halloween!
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:55 PM
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12. Come on down but
I like to turn off the lights and close down shop at 8:00, so get here early.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:59 PM
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16. That's best. Chocklit eaten too late keeps one awake.
:hi:

Hope you have a really good time!
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:57 PM
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13. I bought about 30 bags..we get between 100 and 150 each year
We go to my boyfriend's family cottage up in the San Juan Islands. It's great!
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:57 PM
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14. Interesting...your community does Halloween in the evening on the 31st
That's just amazingly nostalgic.

Up here it's always during daylight. Usually on a weekend. And it's becoming common for the whole thing to take place in a school gymnasium.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:58 PM
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15. candy is dandy
But Heineken is sweeter!!!! hahah


As long as you have....Twix,Jr Mints,Sweet tarts,Heath
Then this Dem is happy!!!!
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:01 PM
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19. I always have wine coolers in view
for the local moms who swing by with their little angels, and the local dads know the refrigerator in our garage is always full of beer.
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LeFort III Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:59 PM
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17. Speaking for the dentist population,
I personally give out lots of regular candy. I would like to think that candy manufacturers get more out of Halloween than dentists do, judging from the low number of cavities in kids today. I worry more about the adults who sneak candy every now and then. The streak of holidays from now until New Year's day is a decay-generating event like no other.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:03 PM
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21. Doc you are absolutely right about the streak of holidays
and down here in South Mississippi and South Louisiana the streak goes through Mardi Gras and ends appropriately on Ash Wednesday.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:00 PM
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18. My 7 and 5 year olds say, "We Do!!" Happy Halloween! n/t
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:02 PM
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20. We get fewer kids every year
in my neighborhood, which is a nice, middle-class area of single family homes. Last year we had none at all. I'm not sure if I'll even bother with buying candy, since I'll just end up eating it myself. Maybe a couple of rolls of quarters in case kids show up. Somehow pennies seem insulting these days.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:04 PM
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22. We throw pennies in a jar
and about every six months we roll them up and take them to the SPCA. We call it Pennies for Puppies. They really appreciate the contributions.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:45 PM
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25. The roll of pennies are a good idea.
I think I may start giving those out but only once I run out of candy....which is quite early because I usually get alot of kids trick or treating.
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Dunedain Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:08 PM
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23. Me
It's my birthday. All your candy are belong to us!
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:46 PM
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26. PARTY AT BOSSHOG'S HOUSE!!!
:)

Be there or be square

:)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:49 PM
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27. I like it
The weather is very nice. We could party like its 1993 (inaguration night.) Special treats for the adults. Nobody drives home.
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:50 PM
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28. eat some for me and Hubby
Hubby goes into the hospital tomorrow morning for an angiogram(+), and then dialysis to get out the dye. Then he has to stay overnight for observation. So I will be there with him, knitting.

No Halloween for us.
:-(
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