All hallows eve

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by boatme98, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Muahaahaa!
    What's doing this year? How are you handling the redistribution of desirable comestibles to the little punters?

    This year I've put 4 - 5 individual pieces into small ziploc baggies to hand out. Not really because of any health concerns but just to ensure equitable distribution. In past years older kids tended to try and grab huge handfuls of candy instead of showing a modicum of self control.
    If the weather is nice enough I might set up a card table outside and sit out there with a mask and latex gloves just to freak the P's out.
     
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  2. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Halloween and Christmas were my last wifes favorite holidays.
    Kids don't trick or treat anymore out here in the sticks but go into town instead.
    Normally we would have been scoping out haunted houses , that kind of thing together. This year I'll likely get a bag of snickers just in case the grandkids show up and stay home.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We haven't had a trick or treater in years. There was usually something going on in town. I don't know what is happening this year. Picked up a little candy just in case.
     
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  4. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Our city has some sort of rules & suggestions.

    I'm going to drop handfuls of candy on any kid who rings my doorbell.

    One of the rules is to mark lines on my driveway/front walk for the kids to distance themselves. Whomever came up with that idea knows nothing about how kids behave when free candy is involved.

    So I'm just going to give the kids a normal reception. Besides, they're not carriers and shouldn't be treated like they have a disease.
     
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I'll sit out on the front deck with a surgical mask and a bucket of mini-Hershey bars- and a Wrist Rocket slingshot.

    With the little kids- you have to aim lower- don't lead them as much....
     
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  7. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Bought two big bags of candy Sunday. Ate it all. Still have a dozen toothbrushes from the dentist should any show up. Haven't had one in 16 years.
     
  8. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Haven't seen a goblin here in the past 32 years!
     
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  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I get 20-30 every year. Ususally give each one a large "Payday" peanut bar.

    I give out these bars because I am able to resist eating them before Halloween.:D
     
  10. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Very Full Metal Jacket.
     
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  11. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we've had a trick or treater in at least five years.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, there WAS that whole restraining order thingy.......:oops:
     
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  13. Hookeye

    Hookeye Well-Known Member

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    Fire pit, booze and listen to Type O Negative
     
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  14. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Haven't had kids in the neighborhood for years. It's tucked back into the woods and off the beaten path. Plus, there are a handful of nearby "attraction" streets, where the folks have done-up their yards and go whole hog for Hallowe'en.
     
  15. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I must be honest, in some ways I do miss the little buggers coming to the door and seeing their costumes. But here in the mountains and boondocks we do not have any of them.
    We do have a few candy bars should any come. But as Monkey and G66 advised we have not seen any in years.
    They are only kids for a little while and then it is on with the real World and Life!
    So for all who do have them, enjoy them!:D

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  16. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    Out in the sticks, at the dead-end of a gravel road that connects to another dead-end road. In the 15 years we've lived here, we've never had a trick-or-treater. Might be the 800' gravel driveway with a closed gate and posted "No Trespassing" and "Beware of Dogs"...
     
  17. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    So.... we got 8 or 9 kids, a few by themselves (with a parent). Pretty low turnout but we're on a dead end street so we always get less than everyone else. It was nice to treat those kids like they're normal.

    No masks, no gloves, no chalk lines on the front walk. The only kids with masks were those with costume masks. Their parents were maskless too. They were outdoors.

    It ticks me off that I feel the need to even talk about masks that way. Maybe it's the sugar buzz I'm getting from eating the leftover candy? :eek:

    I noticed that the kids' bags/buckets weren't lacking for candy. So there's that plus!
     
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  18. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    I had about half the usual amount.
    The nurses will hit the motherlode tomorrow.
     
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  19. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We don’t really have trick or treaters. Even “town” is still pretty rural. Street lights are pretty much nonexistent. About twenty years back, they had a couple of kids get hit and killed. Since then they have discouraged the trick or treat stuff.

    The FFA kids do a corn maze by the high school, the grocery store has a bin you can drop off treats in by the door, and they do treats and the corn maze at the high school. And, they have things in the gym for younger kids, and in the event it gets too cold for the corn maze. Actually a pretty good solution.

    Keeps the high schoolers busy for a few weekends decorating the gym, and inside doing things on the actual night instead of wandering the streets.

    The stores all have treats in the afternoon, and all the kids go out in costume with their classes from school if it is on a weekday, from 1300 to 1500 and walk the main streets to visit the businesses. Parents will join their kids classes for the walk, or if the kids are too young for school just walk the route with them.

    Small town rural life.
     
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  20. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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    What’s your address, I love those things!!!!:D:p:D:p
     
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