HALLOWEEN! FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.!
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Boy, fall is fast approaching.Halloween will be here before you know it.I think most of us are a little older and our children have grown but there are Grandchildren I was just wondering if anyo
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HALLOWEEN! FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.!

posted at 9/21/2012 12:16 PM EDT
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Boy, fall is fast approaching.Halloween will be here before you know it.I think most of us are a little older and our children have grown but there are Grandchildren I was just wondering if anyone does anything special for Halloween or if you care to share a favorite recipe that you make on this fun holiday.I started a tradition here on our street all of us down here gather together and pass our candy out at one home.We have a fire and a big pot of chili and other goodies.The trick or treaters have one stop and make out like Bandits.I can no longer do this so my friends hubby has taken over.This has been going on for 18 years and we have a blast.

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posted at 9/21/2012 10:33 PM EDT
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Wonderful idea, Gale. We live in a small gated community and one would think this would appeal to our neighbors. But they prefer to "mind their own business" and do things by themselves. It's unfortunate. We tried Christmas caroling from door to door, for a few years. But folks lost interest in that as well. Life is too short to pass up these bonding opportunities, in my opinion.

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posted at 9/22/2012 7:15 AM EDT
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  it will be her soon.

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posted at 9/22/2012 7:56 AM EDT
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Autumn is our favorite time of year!!  As for Halloween we used to get about 100-150 kids every year.  Since we've moved to NC and live in a "older" neighborhood we don't get any.  I still carve a Jack-O-Lantern though!! 

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posted at 9/22/2012 8:18 AM EDT
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Hey Renee, I'm your neighbor to the South (SC), and since we moved here, we don't do much for Halloween.  We, too, used to get tons of trick-or-treaters in our old neighborhood.  We only get about 8-10 here because we live in a small development.  Up North, our neighborhood was probabaly 10 times the size of this one.  

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posted at 9/22/2012 8:21 AM EDT
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Fall starts this afternoon!!

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posted at 9/22/2012 8:24 AM EDT
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There are just a few little ones on our street.most are already grown.But the area has a lot.Every year there are less and less kids coming around.I think we'll always have our chili party because we still have a great time getting together the guy who hosts the party even went out and bought himself a cowboy bean eating plate ,that's what he calls it( a blue speckled enamel plate) his wife is a very good friend of mine and we were just talking about it yesterday she says he always gets that plate out whenever he eats beans,some boys never grow up lol !.I really think people are having Halloween parties at home and the door to door treat or treating is coming to a stop.It's a different world we live in,a lot of crazy stuff happening.

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posted at 9/22/2012 8:29 AM EDT
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Sounds like a great idea, Gale!!

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posted at 9/22/2012 9:49 AM EDT
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In this house we get lots of kids.  Not used to that.  In the old house we were on a very busy street with very few other houses so we got few to none.  I always got the full size candy bars for the kids that did come but we ended up eating most of them so I stopped that!

When I was a kid we would all go out as a group and the last house we went to was that of a teacher and his wife, they had two kids they never went trick or treating as I recall.  Anyway they would have hot cider and donuts for all of us. The husband, the teacher, had all sorts of instruments hung on the walls around the house. We would pick an instrument and he would play it and we all sat around the fireplace and sang. ..In my case I listened to everyone else sing.  One of the best memories of trick or treating that I have.

So Gale I can tell you that the memories of the bonfire and chili will live long in the memories of the kids.  Not to mention that doing this in many areas is so much safer than having the kids wander house to house.

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posted at 9/22/2012 10:57 AM EDT
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Don't do hallaween we don't get kids out here in te country

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posted at 9/22/2012 2:21 PM EDT
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No "trick or treaters" here.....we live in a 40 unit condo, situated in a cul-de-sac.....with the rest of the "old" people.  No kids at any of the units.....rarely even see Grandchildren.  Before we moved here, we used to have at least 100-150 kids at our door every year.  I sorta miss it.  But then again, it is nice not to have to get up to answer the door every 5 seconds or so.

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posted at 9/22/2012 4:26 PM EDT
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We have lived here for 12 years and have yet to have trick or treaters!!!  Do I still buy candy?  YOU BET!

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posted at 9/22/2012 6:09 PM EDT
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We usually have about 100 children each year and we gen a lot of "Wow, thank you" because we hand out full-sized candy bars to each and every one.  My husband's philosophy has always been that it only comes around once a year.  Of course, we usually purchase a few too many candy bars with the excuse that it's "just in case", but we really buy them for ourselves!  One of my sons usually carves about 10-12 pumpkins to line our front and main sidewalk.  Needless to say, we really enjoy Halloween!

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posted at 9/22/2012 6:40 PM EDT
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I love Halloween and really decorate my yard and porch. I get a lot of kids that night.

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posted at 9/22/2012 7:33 PM EDT
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Hey Renee, I'm your neighbor to the South (SC), and since we moved here, we don't do much for Halloween.  We, too, used to get tons of trick-or-treaters in our old neighborhood.  We only get about 8-10 here because we live in a small development.  Up North, our neighborhood was probabaly 10 times the size of this one.  
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Hey! Yes, I know all about moving from HUGE to teeny tiny!  
I carve the jack-o-lantern....and roast the pumpkin seeds for my husband!!  Us Yankees sure do miss "real" Autumn!!

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