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I know this Fall Tradition is celebrated differently across the Pond and
elsewhere. I brought my spooky stuff into the office to decorate for Halloween.
I will take it home for Halloween night when all the kids in the neighborhood
dress up and go door to door for candy.

My favorite time of the year. Also, our last group ride for the season is this
Saturday. It will be cold, but, sunny - so everyone wants to go. Positive, all
the trees are changing colors before they drop their leaves for Winter.

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Door Bell at the office
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The owner of the agency greets you as you enter the office.
A bunch of electric eye stuff that triggers screams and cackles.
A bunch of electric eye stuff that triggers screams and cackles.
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My wife did some orange and purple lights on the porch rails and some glow skulls in the bushes. I'm actually glad she's handing out candy (I have to work) this year. Halloween is for the kids and kids at heart!
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scOOter,

Good on you. I know the neighborhood kids love it when people decorate.
The little munchkins are so cute when they come around banging on the
doorbell screeching "Trick or Treat". Even though I am an old fart (Built the
House 30 years ago), most of the original neighbors have moved and sold
to young couples with kids. My record, pre-covid, was 120 kids came to the
door. (counted by how much candy passed out).

I use to answer the door in a spooky costume and mask. I had to quit the spooky
door answering The little kids would get scared, scream and drop their
halloween candy bags and run to their parents who were walking them around.
The parents were not pleased.

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Evidently our "new" house is built on an old pioneer graveyard. They only emerge when the house is occupied in October to show their displeasure. 💀
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For me, which i am italian is stuff from another planet and I find it very exotic. Traditionally we instead go to the cemetery to find our dead by bringing flowers and stopping to talk to them. When we get home we have a frugal lunch and tell each other past stories. My father is at home in an urn for his desire to always be close to us.
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Nearby, too close for comfort!
Damn thing must be fifteen feet tall!
Damn thing must be fifteen feet tall!
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Sticky,

I am impressed. Well done. They are literally coming out of the ground. Nice pumpkin.


Attila,

I remember that "Visit the grave" national day. You bring back lost memories.

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Nearby, too close for comfort!
They must be the hot Halloween thing this year. This is my Grandson posing with one right across the street from his house in Oak Park, IL.
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Sticky,

That monster skeleton is amazing. I have not seen any around my area.
I probably would buy one. I do decorate the front of the house for the Halloween
kids coming around.

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This witch has an electric eye that triggers screeching and scary stuff.  I put it right
at the front door outside.  The trick or treaters kick it off.
This witch has an electric eye that triggers screeching and scary stuff. I put it right at the front door outside. The trick or treaters kick it off.
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Bob Copeland wrote:
I use to answer the door in a spooky costume and mask. I had to quit the spooky
door answering The little kids would get scared, scream and drop their
Halloween candy bags and run to their parents who were walking them around.
Are you SURE it was the costume? Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Are you SURE it was the costume? Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Had a nice visit with a scooter pal up from Tacoma to play with clutches. The rain stopped for a while so we went for a short ride so I could show off the local Halloween Horrors. Some of these ppl really get involved! Wha? emoticon
There were a lot more, bit this house is usually the champ!
There were a lot more, bit this house is usually the champ!
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A frightening display in our local fish and chip shop, happy Halloween everyone!
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This down the street...
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This is frikin' awesome!
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This is frikin' awesome!
It is. I won't be there til tmw but will get a picture at night. It's even more awesome. Miguel
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For me, which i am italian is stuff from another planet and I find it very exotic. Traditionally we instead go to the cemetery to find our dead by bringing flowers and stopping to talk to them. When we get home we have a frugal lunch and tell each other past stories. My father is at home in an urn for his desire to always be close to us.
We have the same here.

Halloween is an 'US import' for us... it's never catched up the big time, no door-to-door trick or treat things. It has been adopted as a party theme, both for adults and kids. Decorations are mostly in relation to those. Althought looking at the decorations sold at stores, I'll guess we've liberally adopted both Dia de los Muertes AND Halloween decorations for the same event...but what the heck, the more the merrier, can't be too many skulls
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That reminds me. Must put the sprinkler out on he lawn near the front door.
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That reminds me. Must put the sprinkler out on he lawn near the front door.
Haven't had any door knocks since I deployed this.

Disappointed.
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What's Halloween...?

Not big at all here.
Some young adults get dressed up in bizarre or arguably sexy outfits and go party.

Hope you have a good one anyway. Laughing emoticon
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Fud,

It is a joy having the neighborhood kids come around in costumes. They ring the
door bell and say Trick of Treat. You then put candy in their Halloween Bags.

Numbers were down from prior years before covid. Last year the door to door was
completely cancelled due to covid. We know the kid count by the number of
candies pasted out. Prior high years 120 kids, this year just 50.

Robert Copeland
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