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Old 11-01-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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I guess Jeff Foxworthy would say, "You know you live in the country when it takes 3 hours to trick or treat at 8 houses."

I took my 3 year old daughter out trick or treating last night, but because we don't like to tank her up on sugar too much, we went to 8 houses. We started at 6 PM and finished 3 hours later...

We went to family of course, so it was chat with my cousin for half an hour, then talk to my neighbor for 45 minutes about hunting, and then of course my brother and I chatted about snowmobiling, and of course my parents had a 5 course trick or treat deal for their only grandchild...

Not a lot of candy for the little one, but her mother and I had fun.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Yup, that's how our trick and treating always went. Got to make the rounds to all the uncles, aunts, cousins...and you're right, for us it was always about a 3-4 hour deal as well.

...and for those who wanted to make the drive down our road (usually just family), we left out on the porch a stool with a bucket of Halloween candy for anyone who came by. Couldn't even tell if any had been taken this year.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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seems there was only--"tricks"--going on last night.

Left for church this morning I noticed someone had demolished my mailbox.

Usually happens to everyone about twice a year in my area.. This is the first time it happened on Halloween.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Where my ex-wife lives (and I did for a while! lol) is the main street into the "business district". All 6 businesses! lol People from out in the county bring all their kids to this one, one way street. They start where the street forks off the main highway, let the kids out, and follow them all 14 blocks to the other end. The crazy part about it is the city councils in all 4 little towns in the county set trick or treat hours from 3 till 6. That's with grade school getting out at 2:30 and some have a long bus trip home plus the parents having to get off work. Anyway at my ex's, she still buys 3 bags of candy and that is gone in about an hour and a half. When I was in the house, we swapped out. One would man the door and the other would take our 2 boys all around town, wherever they wanted to go. That was a fun trip! lol
But I remember growing up in another town. At 5:00 the court square was open, not the stores but the square, for all the bigger kids with their shaving cream, eggs, silly string, soap, and whatever. Businesses would cover their windows with soap or something to keep anything from sticking. This kept going till 10 when they ran everybody out to go home. This cut down a lot of the vandalism around town back then. They had fun, nobody got hurt, and they went home.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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Never heard of a place "setting" trick or treat hours...

What happens if (gasp!) someone doesn't follow them?
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Hah, I grew up in the country, and we always went "into town" to trick-or-treat. My dad would never let us bypass a house with a porch light on (the signal that you were participating in handing out candy on Halloween) in our neighboring town of 7,000, because he always raided our candy bags and wanted the most bang for his buck after driving us into town.

They had set hours there, too...dusk until like 10 p.m.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I lived in the country and we never had more than a couple of visitors at the door.

When I would go Trick or Treating I'd grab my pillowcase and hit a few rural houses but we concentrated more on dense, multi-family areas, and go to town. Those were the days of getting really good treats. But we never spent as much time out as I would have liked. All the moms were eager to end it a little too early.
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