Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

We don't get many Trick or Treaters here. The roads are too narrow. It's dark. And then there are the dogs. I can imagine kids making a Trickster Map where they would visit to get goodies.  The map showing our house would have a big Red X on it with a note that says, "There be dragons here. Steer clear or ye be smited."

That's probably not the real reason. The kids prefer to go to the subdivisions of Jasper where the houses are decorated with barrels of goodies for the taking – low hanging fruit.

We didn't have subdivisions when I was a kid, but there were communities where early treaters could get homemade popcorn balls and caramel apples that were still warm enough to drip.

The only trick or treaters we got tonight were our great nephews Jordan and Anthony as well as Haven and Alesha.

They all got double handfuls of the good stuff. We had Dove chocolates, M&M's, bite-sized Snickers, and Smarties which are candy crack.

We always overbuy Halloween candy just in case. If it's a wash, most of the candy goes to work with Jilda and me. Putting candy in the breakroom draws coworkers like a candle flame draws moths.

Happy Halloween.


  1. A very Happy Halloween to you and yours. Which is redundant, because it obviously was.

  2. I think the trick or treat tradition is slowly going away. We had only a few stop and we have a townhouse in a development with many kids. "Trunk or Treat" with decorated cars in a lot exchanging candy and costumes is a new thing. Not the same, but fun for all who want to participate.

  3. Great fun, Halloween but tonight I had to work and was not home until after 7pm. Costumes are so much fun to look at and I still like to dress up. I bet you that man6 adults would go trick or treating because we love the candy as much as the kids do.

  4. You had me at Dove Chocolate and Snickers!


  5. How great you have some little ones living close by to make for a Merry Halloween. They surely do brighten our day. I spent the evening with a box of tissues and a bowl of chicken soup...got tricks no treats...got the first cold of the season.

  6. They know were the good stuff is. Looking good for Halloween. We had only a few more than that here. 'I liked the low hanging fruit'.

  7. I really miss the trick-or-treaters. I have no reason to dress up.

  8. It seems to me that there are more parties for kids, rather than T or T house to house. People don't know each other now. Love your kids above! No blood or creepy. And, Dove chocolate? Man. You are a great uncle.

  9. You give out excellent candy. I only hand out candy I don't like so I won't be tempted to eat it, and that means no chocolate.

  10. Oh my, would you look at those muscles... I'm thinking The HulK??? We had no kids coming at the door and I'm at work from 4 to 7 pm and by then, all the little tricksters have gone home. I saw tow strange little kids around the farm but I was feeding the calves and had no treats. Thankfully they didn't come to the barn. I live off the farm. Obviously these were new kids in the area. We haven't had any kids coming to the house in years.

    I wonder how Jordan grew all those muscles lately. It's good to see him so strong...
    Happy Halloween. Hugs, Julia

  11. two and not tow kids.. Julia

  12. My granddaughters like to dress up for Halloween but neither grandson care much about it


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