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Out of the Blue

We had a great Halloween yesterday, but for the third year in a row we had weather issues, though in this case the mild drizzle that started shortly after sundown only seemed to end the festivities a little early. But we still had a great turnout, and as always the local kids were just lovely, acting very polite, with many of them showing more interest in the doggies than the candy. This is Hudson the wonder dog's holiday, and in spite of all her recent health issues, the old girl was feeling particularly well and energetic, so she had an especially great time, as she has always adored children (her first 10 weeks at the breeder were spent surrounded by foster kids). There was an incident where all the cars on the block got shaving creamed, but that's only our second such incident in 13 years so we're not going to complain (especially since the first was after MrsBlue provoked a couple of teenagers by scolding them they were too old for trick-or-treating).

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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2013, 16:19 Will W
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 10:08:
You are never too old to go trick or treating, provided you dress up. I will admit however I find it a bit odd when a pair of teenagers shows up asking for candy but has no younger children they are escorting and are in normal street clothes. I always tell my wife we should have an "apple" bowl so we can offer just fruit to those folks, but she won't let me. Perhaps she is right, I don't really want my car covered in shaving cream.

Just figured I'd mention, I don't give apples to kids who are just out in street clothes begging for candy. I have a candy bar bowl with full size bars for them. They tend to be the ones who are out for mischief, and I've found that full sized candy bars usually mean no TP, eggs, or shaving cream in my yard come the morning. Apples share too much in common with the a baseball....and I value my windows. :-)

That being said, there used to be a woman who gave out candy/caramel apples in my neighborhood when I was a kid. You ALWAYS went to her house first because they were home made and delicious.
 
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