What are you going to do for Halloween?

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  1. 480sparky

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    I usually have a light or two on both inside and out. But on that night, I turn them all off and sit at the computer with nothing more than the monitor light. I live on a cul-de-sac and even when I did take the effort to pony up suitable extortion to the local munchins, I'd be lucky to have just 2 or 3 groups darken my door.

    Not that I'm against kids out having fun, but it just ain't worth my time decorating and playing along for just 4 kids. I have snack-size candy bars on hand 365 days a year so if some little monsters do infiltrate my perimeter they will at least be rewarded with my contribution to their dentist.


     
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    Next week I'll set up a scarecrow and a pumpkin puking it's innards in the yard.
    On the evening the town designates for trick-or-treat night I'll be set up outside to hand out treats.
     
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    That's how it's been, here. Razor wire joking aside, the first few years we went out and bought several bags of candy - zero kids. We finally gave up. Maybe I'll carve or paint a pumpkin, just for fun.
     
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    Turn the lights off and pretend no one is home. Not into it. Never got to participate much when we were kids, too dangerous in our neighborhood. We will probably take grandkids out anyway.
     
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    I'm not sure yet, looking for an idea to steal here, among other places. Haha
     
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    Fly home from Dallas. Don't get any trick or treaters anyway. We are just outside of the city.
     
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    When my boys were little, we'd carve pumpkins and decorate. I escorted the kids (not just mine) and the wife put on a costume and passed out candy. 150+ kids sometimes. It was a blast.

    That was nearly 20 years ago. Kids grew up and moved on. Pretty quiet since then. Turned off the lights and watched a movie. But, like most neighborhoods, the old move out and the young move in. Even with the lights out last year, there were 6 groups that knocked on my door. Didn't answer, had no candy.

    There's definitely more kids in the neighborhood and on the corners waiting for the school bus this year. Part of me wants to buy some candy and see if anyone shows up. The other part of me wants to be that crazy recluse and scare the crap out of them. Lol.
     
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    I will go to daughter's house early to get the pre-trick or treating photos of the grandkids. That is barring any rain or temper meltdowns. :ghost: We usually have about 25 kids show up at our house if the weather is nice.
     
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    Me and my family will be visiting my grandparents house and will be having dinner.
     
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    Hope everyone has a safe and fun evening, no matter how you're participating. ;)

    We want an easy supper that doesn't require our attention - probably Chinese takeout.
     
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