Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ready if they are, trick or treating and memories

- I'm ready if they are.  Can you tell what's missing from this picture?  I won't make you guess - it's the red and orange Tootsie pops.  My all time favorite.  I figure the crowd tonight will be more into the Skittles and Starbursts.

- I went for so many years not having trick or treaters that it was fun last year when they knocked on my door.  I offered the moms candy, too, and they seemed delighted by that.

- Halloween was one of my most favorite holidays when I was a child.  Our across the street neighbor used to ask us in for cupcakes and hot chocolate as her treat.  The first year she did that, it was our first stop and I couldn't wait to leave, wanting to get on with trick or treating, but minded my manners.  After that we made that our last stop.  :)  How I miss those days!

17 comments:

Joanne said...

unfortunately we don't really get trick or treaters in apartment buildings here...but I wish we did! I'll have to live vicariously through you. :P

sage said...

wonder if we'll get any trick-or-treaters tonight... Have a fun halloween.

Leonora said...

I have fond memories of Halloween too! Back in the 60's, it had the flavor of an All-American, Norman Rockwell, Charlie Brown feel about it.
It's nice that you offer the moms candy. That way they won't have to raid their kid's bags. : )
I'm taking my 16 year old out tonight. She and a friend will dress up and take the friend's younger siblings around town.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - we've never done it over here .. it happens now though ... but I'm in a very small block and obviously miss out.

Looks as though it could be a great evening for Mums and kids .. hot chocolate and cupcakes .. delicous!!

Cheers Hilary

G. B. Miller said...

Halloween has been a bit spooky for the past couple of years, as being hit by back-to-back storms mere days before the actual holiday has made more than a few people jaded.

But, that jaded feeling goes away the minute you get a group of kiddies that say "Trick or Treat"!

Sara said...

I don't get too many trick or treaters anymore. I'm not sure why. I guess most of the kids have grown in my neighborhood. I leave candy out and a funny note because I'm usually still on the computer, as I am now.

We had to driven to another neighborhood for Halloween. I lived in an orange grove and not too many people lived there PLUS not many people wanted to drive down the loooong dirt road to get our house. Still it is a fun time. I liked your sign very much:~)

Lynn said...

Joanne -

I have had one trick or treater so far - he had a dandy costume, I have to say. One of those blue morph suits - I don't know how he could see!

Sage -

I hope you do. :)

Leonora -

It did have that feel back in the 60s. Sounds like you have a fun evening planned!

Lynn said...

Hilary -

It was fun when I was a kid. I wish I had more kids coming by tonight.

G -

I hope you and your family are OK, G. I thought about you.

Sara -

I could see that. My sister lives at the end of a looong dirt road, too. She is participating in "trunk or treat" at her church. They decorate their cars and give out candy out of their trunks. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Boo to you!
Happy Halloween!
sandie

Riot Kitty said...

So did you eat the other Tootsie pops? ;)

The Elephant's Child said...

Halloween is something we have never celebrated here, so I am fascinated to learn more.
Over the last few years there has been some push (by the stores) to celebrate, but it doesn't seem to have taken off. No-one knocked at our door (though I had bought treats in cast) and I haven't seen any decorations.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Pretty bowl of candy there-
I also Trick or Treated in the era of home-made goodies like caramel apples, popcorn balls, n getting invited in for brownies n real hot chocolate milk cooked at the neighbors.

I got to make a new Trick or Treat memory with a group of 8 boys n parents tonight, was quite an adventure in getting the hyper guys to be careful n listen to complete our village trek, n was fun to see so many neighbors participating as we are all so glad to have been spared the worst of that storm-

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Boo back! :)

Riot Kitty -

In process.

The Elephant's Child -

That was nice of you to get the candy just in case.

Snaggle -

That's so nice that you got to do that! Will there be a blog post about it? Hint hint.

Louvregirl said...

Lynn!
I lived in a 'delightful,' safe, community and had a good time trick as treating as well!

I think that I stopped when I was 13 because I was was so tall! The last year I went I simply pulled a sheet over my head, cut eyes and wore a bow tie!

One of my favorite things was seeing if 'the big, rich, houses' that left candy out to take as you saw fit on the honor system, had any left for me when I got there!

Every year it was a curiously odd phenomenon that I eagerly investigated!

lg

(Life in America!) :-) (And) it's good.

openid said...

I like tootsie pops myself---you're the "I like this house!" house. I'm so glad you weren't giving out toothbrushes =) My friends daughter got a broke seashell!

Lynn said...

lg -

I was at my full height of 5'6" at age 13, and like you, stopped because of that. :)

openid -

That sounds like a mean person who would put a broken seashell instead candy (or money.)

Jannie Funster said...

We used to make the best places the last trick-or-treating spots too!!! Popcorn ball and divinity fudge were IT!

Red and orange Tootsie pops, eh? The ones I'd've saved for me are the Almond Joys! TG Kelly doesn't like those -- I got to eat all hers, yummy. yummy.

xoox