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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween

It was always my favorite holiday as a child and continues to be as an adult.  Nothing makes me happier than to give tons of candy to a cute little witch or spiderman.  I always dress up.  I’m the witch lady.  I’m a nice witch, I take off my witches hat for the little ones.  It scares them..

And it’s the little ones that I love to see.  The big teenagers, unless they are my neighbors and unless they are escorting  their smaller siblings, can take a hike.  I wish I could say to them.  “Go home you’re too old for Halloween trick or treating” but if I did, I’d end up with my house teepee’d.  So not worth the headache.

How old were you when you quit trick or treating?  I was fifteen and then only the houses that we knew were waiting for us.  We had some neighbors, who always waited for us with homemade caramel apples or caramel corn.  The year I turned 16 we told her that we wouldn’t be coming by that year.  She was sad.  I guess she really looked forward to us coming by.

Tell me your Halloween traditions or your favorite Halloween as a child.  Do you love Halloween or hate it?

4 comments:

mjdresselbooks said...

Hi, Cynthia and Starbound Lovers,

This was always a fun time at work, both elementary and middle school. So, I've had my share of Halloween parties, but you never get tired of seeing the costumes. Middle school-more gore. Elementary-cute princesses. I was about the same age as you when I gave up trick or treating! No one ever gave homemade caramel apples or caramel corn. I would have loved that.

Karalee Long said...

I've always liked Halloween. Oct. seems such a long month, and it's great to have Halloween to look forward to. I hated giving up trick or treating. Some years I trick or treated for UNICEF. I think the last time I trick or treated I must have been 15 or 16, and my neighbor who was like my little sister and I dressed as cowgirls. We had all the proper clothes because we did a lot of horseback riding. I still love to see the children come to our house and to see how everyone is dressed. There are some really good costumes out there.

J.D. Faver said...

Hi Cindy!
I love Halloween, or any other reason to have a party. I spent many years in healthcare working as a nursing home administrator, so the more bizarre my costume, the more the residents loved it. One of their favorites is my witch costume with crumpled hat, of course. I also have a clip on rat that I wear in my teased and ratty looking hair. I would go around to the tables where the residents were gathered and give them a choice of treats from my cauldron, giving them little instructions as to what the green ones would do as opposed to the purple ones, etc. This produced a lot of grins, but I always broke them up when I patted my hair and asked them, "Do you like my hair? I ratted it just for you." It was a difficult job, but everyday I told people that I gave hugs for a living. :-)
Hope you have a fabulous Halloween.
*hugs*
~J

Elysa said...

I'm not a big fan of Halloween. Used to be. My birthday is a few days before Halloween and every year I'd have a costume birthday party. Now, Halloween isn't as much fun. But I still love seeing all the people - kids (large & small) as well as parents dressed up. I give candy to whoever knocks - custom or not. :-)

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