TRICK OR TREAT !
We are in the middle of Trick or Treat night here where we live.. so far,
no kids.. sigh...
Kids just don't have the time to walk back our driveway to receive a
great treat. We are always prepared.
So what do you give your little TOTers?
We have full sized Hershey bars.. both the regular and large size.
We have large sized candy bars too.. no minis.
Too bad no one wants to come to claim them.
Wendell says there is a car parked at the end of the driveway,
but likely so they can go to our neighbors ..
TOT was so much fun as I remember as a child. We could go out many nights the week of Halloween and we did. We'd dress up in old clothes or just put a sheet over our heads, and Mrs Henry or my mother would walk with us with a flashlight to make sure we were safe. We didn't go in cars.. but we walked up one end of the road one night and the other way another night. It was so delightful.
I remember Mrs Ewing, a schoolteacher, who always got her box of jewelry out for us and we could pick any thing we wanted from the box.. Oh, we thought we had such treasures!
You could trust all of our neighbors too.. they joined in the fun and didn't seem to mind that we didn't have a 1 hour one night dedicated to TOT.
Our own kids went out too.. we took them in the car and kept track of where they were.. In later years, there were problems and kids had to take their 'loot' to the local XRay scanner to check for razor blades and such.. People can be so weird and make a fun time a real misery.
It's not safe to go trick or treating any more unless you really know the family well.
Mrs Petanovich lived about a mile down the road from us and knew Wendell's family.
We took the kids when they were little, down over the hill and back their long drive. Mrs. P had nothing for the kids, but found some Cracker Jacks and a couple apples. We made it a tradition to go there every year. One year the kids were sick and couldn't go.. Mrs P called us and asked what happened to the children? She had their treat ready and waited for them but they never came... she left their treat in the mail box the next day. Mrs. P has been gone many years, but the kids never forgot how sweet she was.
We just got our first kids! 2 neighbor kids.. How delightful!!!!
Another little neighbor child and
2 more again behind them!!!
More than we've had in the past 10 years!!!