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I would run away if I heard that!
Where we live, out in the sticks, we haven't had a trick-or-treater in 24 years!
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When my kids were little, we lived in a raised ranch. cassettes were the thing then. I had a cassette player that would play two cassettes right after each other. I had two halloween sound cassettes. The player itself had two red triangles. One pointed one way and the other the opposite to show which tape was being played. The one that was playing flashed on and off in red. They looked like sideways triangle eyebrows.
I set it in the window and let her rip. At night the one red eyebrow flashed a bright red in the window while the eerie sounds were coming out if it. It was sooo funny! That was when we actually got a lot of trick or treaters and it was a hoot! The lights were all out in the downstairs and the only thing that could be seen was that bright red sideways triangle.
We live in the country too. Back when we lived in the raised ranch, actually two houses to the east of us on this same road, the people in the neighboring city would bring kids out in the back end of pick up trucks. It loved it. Then one year it all stopped. We moved two houses west to where we now are. For three years one little girl came every year. Then she grew up and never came. It was so sad. I am always prepared with candy, though and have the driveway and outside lights on in case. Last year we actually got 7 kiddos. They got a LOT of candy, especially the last three, it was late by that time and the lights were going out.
I grew up in a big family, 6 boys, 3 girls. We had a baseball team. We lived in a small town. A LOT of trick or treaters. We went out trick or treating. We came in the back door and my mother gave our candy away at the FRONT door! The nerve! We didn’t beed that much anyway. We walked all over town and trick or treated, so there was plenty.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
Not many out my way in Amish country. None the last two years. I think I had one 3 years ago. I'm not exactly in no man's land. I live on this cul de sac in a very small town in the middle of extensive farm land. The road that passes through the town misses me. One recent housing development went up over the hill. Maybe 20 houses. So I thought we might get a few from there this year, but it's probably 50% Amish in my neighborhood and they down't celebrate the holidays the way we do.
Sounds like you had a fun childhood cid!
I'll tell you a story about a doorbell that might creep you out. My wife's dad passed away about 5 years ago. A few days after he passed and occasionally after that the doorbell would ring. Usually on a special family occasion. I would answer the door and no one was there. My wife has a last name that coincides with bells so we put it together that maybe it was him ringing the bell. Would make sense because A. It gets your attention and B. His last name.
He was a very intelligent man and also liked to kid occasionally...so maybe he figured something out?
Got myself with that doorbell last night. My husband was gone. It was 6 pm. I went into the kitchen and heard the screech. Scared the beejeebees out of me! Then I remembered I changed the tune. It was UPS dropping off a package. The never rang the bell before. They always drop and run. We never know there is a package there. We just keep checking when we know one is coming. He rang the bell last night.
They call me, “Mellow Cello”