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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.


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?

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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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