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Old 10-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #21
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My daughter and SIL bring our grandson here for Trick or Treating. That's a kick because we get to go around and see what everyone else has done (and grab some candy). Here he is in last year's costume.
Now, that is cute!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 PM   #22
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when my kids were growing up, my husband really got into it. we had a pumpkin outside that had a speaker in it. my husband would make scary noises. he would ask the younger ones if they liked pumpkin , mostly they would answer yes. then he would say you are eating my friends. always gave the kids pause. he was easy with the younger ones. sometimes he would dress as a hunchback and come around garage dragging his foot on the cement. scared the s888 out of the pre teens. i really miss all that fun. my husband is no longer with us. sad to say!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:50 PM   #23
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when my kids were growing up, my husband really got into it. we had a pumpkin outside that had a speaker in it. my husband would make scary noises. he would ask the younger ones if they liked pumpkin , mostly they would answer yes. then he would say you are eating my friends. always gave the kids pause. he was easy with the younger ones. sometimes he would dress as a hunchback and come around garage dragging his foot on the cement. scared the s888 out of the pre teens. i really miss all that fun. my husband is no longer with us. sad to say!
I love it, Babe! What a great guy!

My grandpa would put together small decorated bags containing little onions, garlic, and Limburger cheese, and hand them out. Grandma would try to beat him to the door with her wonderful popcorn balls and candy apples.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:32 AM   #24
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We have one of the more decorated houses every year in our neighborhood.We gave away 25lbs of candy last year. I'll post some pics when I am done.
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Here are a couple of pics from last year. This year is even bigger. The Jack Skellington prop is one I am making as well as a big scarecrow.

I also took 2 of my props that didn't have torsos and mounted them to oscillating fans so they are now animated.I zip tied aves to their hands so the swing them.
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I'm a party pooper. I don't do Halloween or Thanksgiving. I barely do Christmas. I used to do Christmas, but I got tired of packing everything away. So now Christmas is a few ornaments, the Spode XMas dishes, and that's it. I think if one has kids, one is more into it, but when it is just two people, well, it is a lot of work for what?
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I'm a party pooper. I don't do Halloween or Thanksgiving. I barely do Christmas. I used to do Christmas, but I got tired of packing everything away. So now Christmas is a few ornaments, the Spode XMas dishes, and that's it. I think if one has kids, one is more into it, but when it is just two people, well, it is a lot of work for what?
You make a great point. When the kids were little we decorated on Oct.1st. Now I don't really decorate any more for Halloween. If my grand kids lived closer I think I would decorate still. We live where we don't get trick or rewarded any more either, so I just have a welcome pumpkin. That's it!
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We sit in a darkened apartment and watch movies...no decoration.
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I'm a party pooper. I don't do Halloween or Thanksgiving. I barely do Christmas. I used to do Christmas, but I got tired of packing everything away. So now Christmas is a few ornaments, the Spode XMas dishes, and that's it. I think if one has kids, one is more into it, but when it is just two people, well, it is a lot of work for what?
I have a feeling that you have lots of other things occupying your time, CWS!

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The three houses we have are rural, and in the years we've owned them, it hasn't mattered in which we were in residence, we've never had trick or treaters, so what would be the point? I have enough stuff, I don't need H'ween decorations as well.
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