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Halloween Candy
#1
I've been handing out treats for the past 90 minutes and notice that very few people are giving our sweets, most of the bags are filled bags of chips, pretzels, popcorn etc. We usually don't get more than 30 kids, my wife picked up 100 bags of assorted chips. What are people giving kids in your area.
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#2
I'm giving out candy, such as Reeces, Hershey kisses, and the small bars of milk chocolate. You know, the things that adults also love, and will eat if the kids don't get it all. S5 I went to Target Store for my candy, and they were already sold out of the small Snickers bars. that and Reeces are my two favorites. Yummy!
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#3
I used to buy the same as you from Costco, this year my wife picked it up, I was really surprised there were so few chocolate bars.
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#4
I feel like a curmudgeon. This year we were afraid our older dog Benny, our watchdog, would have a heart attack with too many kids coming to the door, so we didn't turn on the porch light or coach lights. When he starts barking, our Shih-tsu, Brandy, howls like a little coyote to back him up. She's too little to stand on the hassock and look out the front window - so takes his word for it that we're being invaded.

We did leave the lamp post on out by the street for the safety of kids walking by. It was drizzling and last year there were few kids that came through - and most of them were older kids. We made up gift packages for the little ones we know and distributed them before Halloween.

All in all, it went fairly well. Only one group came to the door and didn't wax any windows. Benny survived.
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#5
All the neighbors at the end of our Cul-de-Sac, except one couple, met at the end and set up chairs for a nice get-together. We carried out our candies and passed them out as the kids and parents came by.

CharlieK was so excited, just to have so many humans in one place, he was simply beside himself. He was here, there, and everywhere, playing with the kids, trying to ingratiate himself with all the adults, that I knew he would be worn out when we went in. Sure enough, when we finally went back inside, he jumped on the bed and promptly 'crashed'.

Charlie loves people, but especially Halloween people.
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#6
Good idea. Wouldn't work in my neighborhood, though.

Brandy rarely barks, but is fascinated with people. Benny is a mixed-breed watch-dog terrier who likes to stir up all the other dogs in the neighborhood, then sit back and enjoy the orchestra he directs so well. If Benny was there to get him started, even your Charlie would probably howl like Brandy.
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#7
It's been two Halloweens now that my grandkids in New Jersey have missed the holiday festivities due to natural disaster intruding. On Halloween, everyone's power was out and trees were laying on their houses. When they lived in Vegas, the kids at their church all met in the church parking lot and tailgated in costume and collected treats.

My son in Tennessee also lives in a cul-de-sac, but I was on the phone with him as he was handing out treats. I heard him give almost all the treats he had to one little trick-or-treater because the turnout was so bad. Maybe his neighbors were all away at their own church parking lots.
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#8
I had to put the bark collar on my schnauzer to quiet him down; he finally discovered it hasn't had batteries in it for over three years.
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#9
I really need to get on of those things. Does yours give a shock to the barker?
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#10
First it gives warning beeps similar to the sound a pager makes, then it gives a mild shock. The warning beeps is enough to shut them up. All we had to do is put it on and he would go and lay down, that is until he got excited and there were no warning beeps.
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#11
As we approach my birthday, which is Halloween, I thought a nice little video by Steven Crowder is something that all young school kids should be shown.  It is naturally a great lesson on the failure of Socialism and why learning this young at a early age should stay with the student for the rest of his/her life.  S22

HIDDEN CAM PRANK!Obama's Halloween!
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