Yesterday I went to Costco and bought chewy granola bars to hand out, and thought I was done buying for Halloween. After dinner the doorbell rang. When I opened the door, there were two teenage boys standing there. They told me they were from the drama department of the local high school, and for Halloween the group was collecting items for the local food pantry. One of them handed me a flyer with a list of the items they were asking for. On the way home from work today, I stopped by the store and bought enough things to fill a bag.
For the last two years Tony's been gone on business on October 31st. This year, I told him he was in charge of the door. However, he had a meeting that started at 7:00, so he left the house shortly before that. During his shift, there were only two five trick-or-treaters! I got to do the rest, which turned out to be about fifty children. Our neighborhood is definitely getting older.
I always ask for a "trick" before I hand over a "treat", and usually get a joke. This year's best:
- What do vampires eat? NECKtarines
- What do you call a blood sucker on the moon? A luna-tick
- What is a ten letter word that starts with gas? Automobile
- Why couldn't the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have the guts.
One girl had a quite philosophical questions for a trick...If a turtle loses it's shell, is it naked or is it homeless?