Truthful Tuesday: September 29th, 2020

It’s Tuesday and time for Frank’s Truthful Tuesday post.
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This week’s question:

What are your thoughts on trick-or-treating this year? Should Halloween be “canceled”, or should it be allowed to go on as normal.

We don’t have kids, but in our first house we did have Trick or Treat visitors. Their parents or older brothers and sisters stood a fair distance off as they knocked on doors, so none were unaccompanied.
Most made an effort at dressing up, though a couple of teenage lads decided to join the band wagon in the hope of freebies and for their trouble got squirted by us with silly string. They loved it and came back with improvisation as one covered his head with his coat and crooked his arm whilst the other put his head in that and stood behind him. It was quite effective, so they were offered the goodie bowl.
Since then, we haven’t seen much trick or treat activity, especially on the boat as we were on a private marina, and there are no young children anyway on our estate here.

So in answer to Frank’s question.
In the UK, it has never seemed as popular, though judging from past merchadise available in the shops, it was a good money spinner. But in today’s current state with Covid, curfews and lockdowns, IMO it would be foolish. Celebratory parties would also be off the menu because of the recent change to group gathering numbers, unless those wishing to participate kept it ‘in house’ and purely for their own offspring.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Truthful Tuesday: September 29th, 2020

  1. Very good take on the question. I suspect there’ll be a LOT of controversy as the day approaches..

  2. mimfilip says:

    I’m not a fan, in Australia it’s seen my many as purely a commercial experience. I don’t leave my front light on, thus signalling that I don’t have any sweets. We also have a long drive with lots of stairs, this seems to deter most.

  3. murisopsis says:

    We haven’t participated in handing out candy for the past 5 years or so. I’m of the opinion that Halloween should be severely curtailed. My SIL has purchases a “candy slide” which looks like a long narrow slide that allows a 7 foot space between the front door and the costumed kids. They put their bucket at the end and the person slides their candy along and it drops into the bucket! I guess if you were to do trick or treat that would be the safest!

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