Saturday, November 1, 2008

Aftermath


Well, this year it happened again: the Great Pumpkin passed us over.

In years past, I understood. We lived down of a long drive at the end of a dead-end street. Not exactly a big area for foot traffic. This year, though, we were on a more-traveled street. I decorated the front of the house, and because New Zealand shops did not supply my needs this year, the decorations were handmade. Dammit, I was sincere.

Of course, it might have helped if my home were not quite so Dark & Forbidding. Good thing I'm moving on Wednesday!

Many people I know got trick or treaters. I have an enormous bowl full of candy.

Hmm.....



Maybe that's not *all* bad, after all.

14 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

we got nary a trick or treater ourselves, even though I walked around the neighborhood earlier in the day trying to recruit by promising lots of candy.

Lana Gramlich said...

(In answer to Charles' comment;) In all fairness, how do people generally take it when a big, shaggy man wanders around the neighborhood saying (in effect,) "Want some candy, little boy?"
I still say next year we dress up & run & hide around the woods here, scaring the hell out of kids.

Steve Malley said...

Okay, so maybe the days I spent beforehand building awareness by cruising the parks and playgrounds in my primer-gray panel van with FREE CANDY painted on the side in nail polish-- you think that might have backfired?!

;->

debra said...

we never get t or t-er's here--never have. We're pretty much off the beaten path and they'd have to drive... When our kids were littles, we'd go to friends' houses to collect the stash.

Miladysa said...

LOL @ Lana

We went out trick or treating and no one had any sweeties :[

liz fenwick said...

Strangley enough Halloween is big here! My boys though still foundly remember their two Halloween's in Houston! Nothing will ever compare to the pillow cases of candy :-)

Shauna Roberts said...

We had gobs of beggars last year, so I bought a huge bag of candy. Then only 15 kids showed up. Usually, I choose candy I like in case this happens, but this year I was in a hurry and just grabbed the largest bag. :-(

Steve Malley said...

Debra, I understood your situation a lot better once I saw that your hometown has been 'gently resisting change since 1834'. I also almost wet myself laughing!

If y'all haven't checked out Debra's site, it's so worth a look!

Steve Malley said...

Liz, isn't Halloween an import from your land?

Or is that our Midwestern custom of sacrificing strangers to ensure a good harvest? ;-)

Steve Malley said...

Shauna, we have something here that's made from barley! I'm imagining a big bag of that, and it ain't pretty...

cs harris said...

We only had one kid, after Steve bought THREE giant bags of candy. It all went to the office with him Monday.

Barbara Martin said...

The complex I live in holds a community get together for the families with children to avoid those door to door interruptions. My view out to street level revealed parents going with their little ones in costumes.

liz fenwick said...

Steve, Halloween as a sugar fest for kids may well have been born in the US but here in the Middle East I still find it a strange combination! But then of course there are the jinns (spelling?)

Glamourpuss said...

That's a seriously cute little pumpkin.

Puss