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Old 10-27-2015, 02:12 AM   #11
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We live on a street with 29 houses. In the 15 years we've lived here, the costume-count has gone from under 50 to (last year's count) nearly 400. You read that right, 400. The neighbor up the street counts every year, then posts the total on Facebook. I used to recognize practically every kid who came to the door; now, not so much. Over the years the people in the rural area of CT have found out that they can get away with parking at the shopping area a little over half a mile from our house, then troll the entire neighborhood of houses that are 60 (old section) to 100 feet apart. Sidewalks, too. So much safer than walking the state route in front of their houses with no sidewalks and houses 200 or further apart.

When Himself bought candy last year he didn't want to run out. Ended up spending $60. We had less than 10 pieces left over. I decided I had enough. I told him last year that we were turning off the lights and using that money for dinner on ourselves this year. Well...Himself is doing his astronomy thing this year during trick-or-treat. I'm turning the outside lights off, going to the master bedroom in the back of the house, and reading until it's all over!

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:18 AM   #12
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We have a lot of kids in the neighborhood. But lately the kids from outside been driven here. That bothers me. Couple of years ago we were busy, so we put a huge bowl with candies out, hoping that kid will just take some. It was gone in 10 minutes. Well, we don't do that anymore.

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Old 10-27-2015, 04:29 PM   #13
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Sadly, it's been raining today and apparently intends to continue for a few more days, so I can't put out my severed heads yet.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:40 PM   #14
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Halloween's coming!

Living in a condo complex we have a lot of homes in a small area. Combine that with no traffic and you get a lot of kids. Every year we get kids who are shuttled in from other neighborhoods. We buy a set amount of candy and turn off the lights when it's all gone. Local kids come early. Older kids and those from outside come later.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:20 PM   #15
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We have lots of kids in our neighborhood. But since we live on a somewhat secluded street with a bunch of homes on top of a rather steep hill, and no street lights, nobody wants to make the short trek up the hill. Bunch of lazy bums..... In the 25 or so years we've lived in this house we had maybe 2 trick or treaters visit us. We're fine with that.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:35 PM   #16
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I'm excited to see what the Today Show crew will be wearing tomorrow, along with Rachel Ray and Ellen DeGeneres.

So far our extra large candy collection has made it through various scientific quality control freshness tests. Hopefully the wind and rain will die down enough so I can decorate.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:50 AM   #17
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:48 PM   #18
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Cute one, GG!

Last year a family of 5 came to my door dressed as the Duggars. Long denim skirts and bad 80's hair for the girls, the boys in plaid flannel shirts and matching khakis. They pushed strollers stuffed with different sized baby dolls.

(This was before all the scandals came to light...)
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:52 PM   #19
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Halloween's coming!


Apparently a lot of the kids in our neighborhood have aged out. A friend dressed as Princess Leia brought a bunch consisting of her sons and nephews, with the older boys not in costume. They were delighted when I offered them candy too. We had an initial rush, mostly townies, then nothing. Got rid of 2/3 of the candy. DH is mining the bag for Snickers.
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I worked on the Fillmore and Western tourist train called the Pumpkinliner. We picked up the people and took them to a pumpkin patch that had pumpkins (of course), jumping room, face painting, etc. A good time was had by all.

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