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LOL, I re-read my Monday column and realized that other than the title-there was absolutely nothing in it about Halloween!

Let’s try it again.  

As of the day I am posting this column we are a mere 10 days away from this fun holiday.

Now I have to admit something-I have never been someone who thought that Halloween was necessarily a great idea.  Remember my kids were little during the “scary” time of finding razors and poison in the mix!

Our tradition became one that the kids and my husband and I loved by simply letting them dress up, take them to the mall-where all the stores gave them a treat.

The kids had the fun of “trick-or-treating“, it didn’t matter what the weather was and it wasn’t dark.  Plus, the stores did okay.  Many parents would buy something at the stores.

Win-win.

Then we’d take them to the fast food place in the same mall, which by our standards was a HUGE treat and we’d eat dinner.

After that-home, bathes, story time and bed.

We even did this last year when our grandsons were living with us.  They loved it.

What do you do?  Host a party?   Go to one?  Do you like to dress up?  What about your neighborhood?  Do you get a lot of kids-or none at all?

In 21 years of living here-the biggest year with the most kids we ever had was a grand total of 10 kids!  We haven’t had anyone in the last 5.

What are your traditions?  Your favorite Halloween foods?

Share with everyone-

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 22, 2010
    • We don’t do anything over here. Joe’s school all dresses up but that’s about it. Our neighborhood streets are too hilly and dark for kids to wander about. When I lived in Huntington Beach I did the whole nine yards. I decorated, always had a big bowl of candy at the door, oohed and awwed at the cute or scary costumes and had a big pot of stew on the stove with styrofoam cups and plastic spoons to hand out to the parents I knew.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Oct 22, 2010
    • stew sounds good Cynthia-

      Oh and from the last column-I think I forgot (for the Thai Peanut dressing) to say that I also add rice wine vinegar!  If you don’t use it-yuck!



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