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4leavedClover  Identity Verified
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Oct 31, 2008

Happy Halloween to all who remember they have been children... and have kept the spirit, imagination and fun!

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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I'm not altogether happy about it Oct 31, 2008

Happy Hallowe'en is all very well, but I hate the "trick or treat" custom which has spread to the UK from the USA. The "tricks" are sometimes downright acts of vandalism.

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Rad Graban  Identity Verified
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With you on this one Oct 31, 2008

Jack Doughty wrote:

Happy Hallowe'en is all very well, but I hate the "trick or treat" custom which has spread to the UK from the USA. The "tricks" are sometimes downright acts of vandalism.


Agree Jack. As long as I'm out of the house when all the little hoodies invade my street and try to knock my door in, I'm happy.


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Multitran
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Happy Halloween Oct 31, 2008

Clover,

Happy Halloween to you too!

Liliana


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xxxwonita
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Can hardly work now Oct 31, 2008

4leavedClover wrote:

Happy Halloween to all who remember they have been children... and have kept the spirit, imagination and fun!


The doorbell rings constantly...


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James McVay  Identity Verified
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No tricks here Oct 31, 2008

We get over a hundred children coming down our street, because we live in the county seat of a largely rural area. But parents bring the kids, so there are no "tricks." In fact, I have noticed that over the past few decades the "tricks" part of "trick or treating" has largely been forgotten on this side of the pond. I don't miss it.

My sympathies, Jack!

[Edited at 2008-10-31 20:49]


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NancyLynn
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Pirates of the Caribbean, et. al. Nov 2, 2008

The tricks round here seem to be limited to kids attempting to behead one another using their plastic swords. Long live the Hollywood machine (and its $30 kids' Halloween costumes!)*

Nancy

*Despite the crass commercialism of this holiday (and is Christmas any different... they were playing Christmas music in Canadian Tire when I went shopping this morning,) I still get a kick out of seeing the little monsters in their get-ups. Needless to say, those taller than I with hoarse voices and hairy faces saying Trick or Treat! are less cute.

N.


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