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found done in needlepoint on Mel's Front Porch: I Pledge Alligence to the Constitution of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it guarantees, One Nation, Undeniable, with Liberty, Truth, and Justice for All.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

3 Comments:

Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

The tricky treaters just ended here, whew! Zombies and skeletons seemed the most popular this year, what about there? All so greedy, too. I usually just let the kids pick any 3 items, but some got pretty hoggish, like they were starving or something. Kinda freaked me out cuz they reminded me of mutants after a nuclear war.

One little princess asked me if I had anything low-fat. Just so happens I did have some fat-reduced musketeers bars so she was happy. But I wonder about the body image of someone so young who's already worried about calories.

In my time, I always considered it a poor show if I didn't get a full pillowcase of candy for my efforts. I was carefully stingy with it, too, parsing it out over a period of months. I needed it cuz otherwise ours was a candy-less house, my mom being ahead of her time in shunning refined sugar. ~~ D.K.

9:12 PM  
Blogger meldonna said...

I know the adult costume this year is straight guys in eyeliner a la Johnny Depp -- I guess in Mormon Dixie nobody wants to let their little nippers get done up in a junior version of Keith Richards, huh?

I skipped getting out tonight; but had I chose to, I'd have probably went the zombie route myself. We have a rather active group here in Seattle that do "Zombie Walks". You gather in a group in costume, then shuffle down the street like extras from Night of the Living Dead and moan "brains" at passersby. Nothing like street theatre!

Oh, and for the greedy kids? Shove a bucket of candy corn at them after three pieces and they will back off. They get pissy? Offer them a coffee can of Halls' drops. Call it tough love.

And yes, I can tell you from experience it's effective. Hey, if WalMarts' already got the X-mas decor out, I can be Scrooge in October.

And you wonder why I don't have kids!

Gotta go...watching Boston Legal. I'm not missing James Spader and Bill Shatner in drag. Now THAT'S scary.

Boo.

10:37 PM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

i was a druid this year...more close to whom i am in real life but never wore that fancy cape before - smile

no trick-or-treaters...live where there are a bunch of fuddy-duddy old folks who don't even dress up

7:29 AM  

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