Truthful Tuesday 19th October

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The Question

Considering how last year went and the current state of things, do you have any plans for Halloween this year? Will you be going to any costume parties, handing out trick-or-treat candy, or just staying at home with the porch light off so no one will bother you? Please let us know!

Here in the UK, Trick or Treat and Halloween never really took off around where we lived.
We did have a couple of years when kids would dress up and knock on the door with either older siblings or their parents in close proximity to keep them safe. We therefore kept a large bowl of treats handy, including fruit in case some could not eat chocolate or sugary foods.
One year, some teenage ‘chancers’ tried to cash in simply by knocking on the door and going ‘Boo.’ Not impressed, we squirted them with silly string which they thought was hysterical and trotted off in good spirits.
They returned about half an hour later and improvised with one having his coat pulled up over his head and standing on our top step while his mate stood behind him and stuck his head through the crook of his arm. We gave them 10 out of 10 for trying and cheek, and they were invited to have a dip in our bowl.
A fortnight later the same lads turned up wanting to sing Christmas carols. We told them they were a month too early but to come back on Christmas Eve.
When we moved, we bought a small supply of treats just in case, but had no takers so had to dispose of them ourselves (no hardship LOL).

We do see a lot of terrific pumpkin lanterns and decorations in gardens, porchways and windows around here, but no trick or treaters visit us. Our estate consists of elderly residents so this could possibly account for it, and maybe the kids go calling at properties with such displays nearer the centre of town.

About pensitivity101

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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4 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 19th October

  1. murisopsis says:

    We are planning to go to saintvi’s house and hand out candy to her neighborhood kids then eat chili and watch Young Frankenstein! It is our tradition…

  2. Carol anne says:

    We do get some trick or treaters, but I don’t leave my light on, so I don’t open my door to them. They don’t bother me when they don’t see the house lit up!

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