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Old 10-06-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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Halloween slowly evolved from a holiday 100% for kids to a holiday 100% for grown women to get naked and parade around for some reason...

Way to go Merica' !


this country is so f'd
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I can't speak for anyone else, but in my neighborhood, I've seen more and more households become antagonistic toward me over the years and more than one shut off their lights and not answer the door as I come up the walk in my annual "old man" costume.

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Halloween slowly evolved from a holiday 100% for kids to a holiday 100% for grown women to get naked and parade around for some reason...
I know, I hate that!
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Well, there are fewer children these days than in the past relative to the population.
Ding ding ding.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Between amicable and ornery
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Way to slip that in. Not all of the US is like what you see on TV.
That's what I was thinking. What a nice way to enter the CD neighborhood right. Canada maybe low key on the violence but my impression is that their citizens are straight away A Holes.
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:38 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Kids come from all over to our neighborhood. We can expect about 400 kids on Halloween.
About the same here. During the recession they would all bring in the kids from some of the poorer hoods and cleaned everyone out pretty fast. I had to make a few runs to the store for extra candy
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:44 PM
 
Location: 60630
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If you live in a nice area anywhere close to the hood - look out, you'll run out of candy quick. Mobs and mobs of kids from other neighborhoods. It's crazy.
That's usually because their own "hoods" are not safe enough to walk around and knock on doors. It's just kids. Who cares where they come from.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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If you live in a nice area anywhere close to the hood - look out, you'll run out of candy quick. Mobs and mobs of kids from other neighborhoods. It's crazy.
For some reason, this is "news" in Milwaukee every year, but nowhere else that I've seen. Actually, the reason is probably the fact that it's the most segregated city in the country, and people in the burbs are still reeling from white flight 30-40 years ago. Gross. I thought it was a time for giving, and what spoiled "nice area" brat needs another mini-Snickers? On the other hand, you could make the month for some poor kids by being nice and generous and making the holiday special for them.

I'm sure that's not the tone you meant to set here, but I've heard it in more racist terms quite a bit every October since I've been living here.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yes, I think it is dying, at least where I'm from in Tennessee. The town is aging and there just aren't many kids period.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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In the south east absolutely. Where I live now in the upper Midwest no way stronger than ever. Iowa is one of the best places in country for fall/Halloween fun. I believe it's same way in parts of New England too
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:17 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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It certainly doesn't seem anything like when I was a kid in the early '60s, or even when my kids were young in the '80s.

In our neighborhood, Halloween varies in activity from year-to-year. One season we'll get 100 kids, the next a dozen. Weekdays or weekends don't seem to be a factor.

My wife and I used to decorate and dress up, but not so much anymore. Maybe it's becoming a dying custom for us.
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