Were You A Trick or Treat Fanatic as a Kid?

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    Oct 31, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, my friends and I were like stealth bombers when we went trick or treating. We had strategies for hitting the most houses with the best candy. We had signals to alert each other where to go. We would rush home after our bags were filled, empty them, and get out there again for a second and third round.

    It was like planning a military campaign.

    At the end of the day, we would all dump our stuff out and compare the goods,,,,trade candy and separate the really good stuff (like chocolate bars, PEZ and candy cigarettes)from the boring stuff (like candy corn ).

    Who else was a trick or treat expert?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 31, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    I went trick or treating until I was 14. I might have been pushing it that last year, but I could easily pass for 11 or 12. It was always great, except all the popcorn balls or anything else unwrapped had to be trashed. I always had some I never ate.
  • JP85257

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    Oct 31, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    I wasnt allowed. My parents made me go to "Harvest Festivals" at the church. Thats why I get all nutty about Halloween now.

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    Oct 31, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    JP85257 saidI wasnt allowed. My parents made me go to "Harvest Festivals" at the church. Thats why I get all nutty about Halloween now.



    Me, too. Halloween was seen as the devil's holiday.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 31, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Yeah, we lived in a fairly small town and hit pretty much the whole damn place. I also remember some places where they'd have cider, donuts and homemade treats and it was safe to eat them.
  • Webster666

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    Oct 31, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    My father would drive us down town and dump us off, then come back and pick us up. I was just thinking: I wonder how he ever found us, driving around in the dark.

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    Oct 31, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidMy father would drive us down town and dump us off, then come back and pick us up. I was just thinking: I wonder how he ever found us, driving around in the dark.



    probably without a cell phone too, right?
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    Nov 01, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    We would target the houses that gave out full-sized items, bags of crisps, chocolate bars etc.... one lawyer in our town gave out cans of pop and a full size bag of crisps, nothing better than that when your looking for junk food, as kids we would spend the nights prior to halloween building the treat bags that my mum would hand out at the door.. I dont think that happens any more, small paper sack with multiple treats inside. She also made popcorn balls and candied or caramel apples for our friends, mums, theyre great!
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    Nov 01, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    My friends and I always knew which houses to hit first, especially the neighbour that worked for Coca Cola.icon_biggrin.gif

    Tonight with nowhere to go, I was the guy handing out cans of Coke. Then the stupids kids ran all through my flower beds.icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    Yes I was a trick or treating fanatic till now. In fact I just came back from trick or treating. haha.
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:41 AM GMT
    just a regular fanatic

    Although I did burn the tree house down one Haloween, accidently
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    Remember wax Lips and Fangs? Do they still make those? Probably some petroleum by product...
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    Nov 01, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    I remember trick-or-treating growing up in the country. I would do the homes in two concession roads (we are talking about 15 or so houses). I remember how I would come back with nearly a garbage bag in candy icon_eek.gif

    People you would say trick-or-treat to would let you take a handful of candy. But now candy is so damn expensive you (like I did tonight) have to ration is out. (BTW we had 26 t-or-t's tonight)

    Another funny thing -- my neighbor used to make me sing and song or tell a funny joke for he and his family before I got my treat. After looking it up I found out it's called guising which is popular in Scotland and northern Ireland. icon_biggrin.gif

    Too bad the traditions of Halloween have deteriorated (i.e. candy apples to celebrate the apple harvest) and as another poster said "throw out all the homemade stuff..."

    *sigh* but I digress....
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    Nov 01, 2009 6:30 AM GMT
    i totally misread the title as "were you a trick or a treat as a kid for halloween?"

    i was like, "oooooooo! she better get the dirt on these homos!" LOL
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    Nov 01, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    I went once when I was 6, and then when I was 7. When I was 8 I was like "eh, no thx mom, so over it", and that was that.
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    Nov 01, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    I went trick or treating until I became a HS Freshman, grade 9 back then, age 13. When I was very young my father shadowed me in his car as I made the rounds. Some years it was very cold for the costume I wore, and also raining, so a ride to the next neighborhood in a heated car was just the thing.

    Our suburban area was very spread out 50 years ago, clusters of houses here & there, a car to connect them very helpful. My last few years I went alone, however. The amount of "loot" I got was always important to me, and unless I managed 2 full bags I wasn't happy. The process took a little over 2 hours.