IN A HALLOWEEN MOOD

Trick or Trick – It’s Halloween, and you just ran out of candy.


We live off the beaten path. Trick-or-treaters don’t come this way. Our street has too few houses to make it worth the effort — and the road is dark. We don’t even bother to buy candy for the holiday anymore.

When local kids, our kids, want to do “Trick of Treat,” they go into town where there is light, sidewalks, and Halloween decorations.

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In the name of saving electricity, there are no streetlights in this part of town. We aren’t really in town, except technically. City water pipes don’t come here. We have a fire house nearby in which some trucks live, but no firemen.

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Not that we have full-time firefighters. We have a fire chief who doubles as the chief of our tiny police department. It’s a quiet town. As in most small towns, volunteers carry the load.

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We haven’t had a serious fire in quite a while and hopefully, won’t. Now that we’ve had some rain, the danger of fire has dropped. Good.

Because Halloween is here — and we want all our little ghouls, ghosts, goblins, superheros and fairy princesses to be safe.

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26 replies

  1. I like the way you paint your town. I read your posts with joy. I hope those in charge do something about the town.

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  2. No halloween in Switzerland – earns no profits. We live in a small village, so no big interest, although now and again a hedgehog walks through the garden, but he doesn’t eat treats.

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    • Halloween in our only pure fun holiday … best for those under the age of 15! It’s the only time of year I miss being a kid 🙂 But tomorrow, I’m going to compensate by overdosing on candy corn. Maybe your hedgehogs would like candy corn. Have you tried it? 🙂

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  3. When my boys were little, I would drive into town, park my car and walk them through nice neighborhoods so they could ‘trick or treat.’ Even though we live in the country, ours is somewhat of a closed-off sub-division, mostly older folks although the first few years here, we did have some little kids. Last year we had none. I will buy candy today, just in case.
    I didn’t decorate outdoors this year, I decorated indoors, for my own fun pleasure! 😀 Happy Halloween Marilyn!

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    • We did that with my granddaughter until a few years ago when she outgrew trick or treat and started to go to parties. Still, until this years, there was always the all important costume. This year, I think Garry and I will watch Dracula with the dogs for company 🙂 That may sound drab, but actually — it’s fun!

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      • Mrs. A., I’ve been searching our zillion cable channels. No Frankie, Drac, Poor Larry Talbot, Mummy or Invisble Man. A lot of pretenders but the legends appear to be ignored. We do have Vinnie Price and his wax wenches. Plus a couple of interesting 30’s b flicks including Lionel Barrymore and his devil dolls. This is…is…blatant ageism! We’ll round up an angry mob with torches and search our dusty DVD collection.

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  4. Thats a great photo!

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  5. That goat looks ready to charge! 🙂

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  6. That be one mean-looking goat!

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