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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:00 PM

31. I hardly get any trick or treaters, anymore

When I was a kid, we used to go out for hours, and covered pretty much the whole of the town's subdivisions. Our pillow case candy carriers would be filled. And, yes, NOBODY wore store bought costumes. We were pretty resourceful and clever. The best candy was handed out by the funeral home, and the Catholic convent and rectory. They ALWAYS seemed to have full sized candy bars, because so few kids knocked at their doors. (At that time, the local funeral director, and his family, lived upstairs from the 'family business'.

The neighborhood I'm in, now, used to be filled with kids and cars. When my aunt and uncle lived in this house, he would sit on the porch, non-stop handing out BAGS and BAGS worth of candy. Generally there were between 150 and 200 kids..

The first few years I was here, I'd get between 50 and 60 kids - sometimes a few more. Last year, when it was a perfect night for trick or treating and I had several big bags of really good candy. I ended up with MAYBE 15 kids, and a sugar rush.

This year I bought one bag (got a great deal) of some brand name candy but it's raining, and there's a wind advisory so I'm really not anticipating any little ghosties and ghoulies, which makes me very sad. But it's candy I like so that mitigates the sads.

Hopefully the kids are all going to 'trunk or treat' parties, which are safer, anyway. But I sure miss seeing the little ones in their cute costumes.

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