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Old 10-31-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Only eight. I went trick or treating earlier with my granddaughter. She stopped at a house that had a front porch where a boy - about age 14 - was posted. He said, "My mom told me to tell people we don't have any candy." Wonder how long he had to stay there and repeat that??
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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We never get any. Too far up the hill I suppose.

So instead, Every year our neighborhood picks one block and they host a door-to-door 'drink-or-treat' for everyone else. Its usually alcohol along with oysters, sushi and jumbo shrimp...stuff like that.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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We never get any. Too far up the hill I suppose.

So instead, Every year our neighborhood picks one block and they host a door-to-door 'drink-or-treat' for everyone else. Its usually alcohol along with oysters, sushi and jumbo shrimp...stuff like that.
That sounds like my kind of Halloween party.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Maine
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0. Kids don't trick or treat in most neighborhoods around here. They usually go to where the houses are closer together. Lazy...
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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That sounds like my kind of Halloween party.
I didnt feel like going out tonight but theyre probably having a ball.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Only eight. I went trick or treating earlier with my granddaughter. She stopped at a house that had a front porch where a boy - about age 14 - was posted. He said, "My mom told me to tell people we don't have any candy." Wonder how long he had to stay there and repeat that??
Here in PA the general rule of thumb is that you only go trick-or-treating at a home that has their front porch light on or decorations out. If these folks didn't want children ringing their doorbell they just could have turned off all of the lights in front-facing rooms and "hunkered down" in the rear of the home for a few hours watching television or something instead of forcing that boy onto the porch in the cold!

I had to work this evening from 2 PM-11 PM, but my parents turned on our porch light and handed out candy to neighborhood children. Our community has been growing, so the number of trick-or-treaters has generally been increasing each year. This year they said we had about 15 children. That's actually down a couple from last year. We live in an upper-middle-class housing development, so a couple of kids from other parts of town wander up our hill to see if "the rich people" give out better candy (I don't feel "rich" though!) LOL!
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I didn't have any trick or treaters. Some years I get a few of them. This area has older homes with a lot of older people living in them.
I bought some candy just in case but it looks like I'll end up eating it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I didn't have any trick or treaters. Some years I get a few of them. This area has older homes with a lot of older people living in them.
I bought some candy just in case but it looks like I'll end up eating it.
You can always mail it FedEx Ground to your favorite verbose nerd from Scranton (bye, bye six-pack!) LOL!
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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None, two years running. The little girl next door said she'd come, but she didn't.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Houston
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None, two years running. The little girl next door said she'd come, but she didn't.
3 years ago did you give out pencils and apples?
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