We're Happy it's Over!

@DianneN (77750)
United States
November 1, 2016 12:08pm CST
And so is Doodles, the cat! Halloween. We had bags of candy, but no trick or treaters. Not one! What we did have were loud fireworks in the center of our little town. There are still leaves on our trees, so I couldn't see them. However, they went on forever it seemed. This was a first, and must have frightened the little ones who were out. Our grandkids enjoyed Gracie Mansion Halloween on Friday in New York City, a sleepover and a Halloween pancake breakfast at their cousin's house and at an aquarium in Connecticut on Saturday and Sunday, and then celebrated it with friends back in Manhattan on Halloween, all without fireworks! How was Halloween night in your area?
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@sharon6345 (125211)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I was inside all night but as I walked today I saw candy and candy wrappers on the ground.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Now that is darnright rude! We always inspected the candy before we'd let our children eat any, and they knew enough not to be litterbugs.
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@sharon6345 (125211)
• United States
1 Nov 16
@DianneN That was what I was thinking.
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@gudheart (12752)
1 Nov 16
Shame about all the litter :(
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• United States
1 Nov 16
We did not see a single trick or treater until like 730pm! They started out quite late .. Your grandkids look adorable and sounds like they had a great weekend!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
At least you had some! Lol! Thank you. They had an exhausting weekend!
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• United States
1 Nov 16
@DianneN Now you have all these extra candies!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby Lucky fat me!!!!
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@much2say (39107)
• United States
1 Nov 16
They are so cute in their Halloween costumes! I had our usual pool of candy left on the porch . . . but through our camera system notifications, we saw that there was barely a handful of trick or treaters that came to the door . Our street was dark - I was sad that no one bothered to decorate their yards except us - and so the street looked even darker and I think no one bothered to go through it. We went trick or treating with the kids and we had to take them a couple streets over before there was any real action going on. No fireworks here - but it's more a couple weeks before and after July 4th that people do their fireworks in the neighborhood at wee hours of the night (and they're not supposed to have fireworks!!). Anyway . . . other than that, the kids had a great Halloween - and that's all that matters!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I'm happy your kids had a great Halloween. That's how it should be. There is a street behind our woods that seems the place to go. My kids went there, too. They now have police to monitor traffic. My friend lives there and had a little dinner party on Halloween a few years ago. I could NOT believe the number of kids they got, nor the number of bags of candy they had to have.
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@much2say (39107)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@DianneN Wow, that's a lot of traffic if the cops are there! There is a very nice neighborhood up in the hills . . . apparently all the houses take the time to decorate out there - and the streets were filled with kids to the point where kids were actually lining up at houses to get their treats! Now that's the kind of Halloween I remember as a kid!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@much2say Me, too. Those days are gone here.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Nov 16
Fireworks usually aren't fun for pets, glad it's over for you and Doodles. Our night was okay besides our drunk friend that went trick or treating with us-that was annoying.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I just read about your drunk friend. That was awful of her to do. I hope the kids didn't realize she had been drinking. Doodles is afraid of anything loud, including thunder and my husband's footsteps- lol!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Nov 16
@DianneN It was terrible! My oldest was the only one that knew what was wrong with her. The others are younger so they didn't have a clue. My one dog is the same way. She's scared of her shadow because the people that had her before us beat her. =(
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
7 Nov 16
@LovingMyBabies I hear you! And the poor dog!
@gudheart (12752)
1 Nov 16
I will finish the candy if you like!! Halloween was good, the kids got excited doing their own candy hunt.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I wish I could give it to you and the kids, but my husband may cry.
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@gudheart (12752)
1 Nov 16
@DianneN LOL it is okay....I am trying to go on a diet LOL
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Two darling trick-or-treaters you have!!! Since it was a school night, we had a bit over 80 young ones come to our door. Last year, due to Halloween being on a weekend, we had 120. However, the doorbell making Molly bark again and again, was a bit unnerving. The fireworks would have had Molly, like Doodles, very upset.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Wow! That is a lot of children and doorbell ringing. Poor fluffy Molly! Do you have any leftover candy????
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
1 Nov 16
@DianneN Yes, we have 3 bags left offer. Put them in my husband's office. He is happy now!
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@marguicha (94331)
• Chile
1 Nov 16
We didn´t have many trick or treaters here so there´s a lot of candy at the house right now. I hope the kids´ tummies are strong.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Lol! We will eat some of it and save some for our grandkids when we see them in a few weeks.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
1 Nov 16
2 cute little treaters.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Thank you!
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1 Nov 16
Glad they enjoyed their holloween
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Me, too, but I'm their grammy.
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@moffittjc (42939)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
Interesting that you mentioned fireworks! Someone in my neighborhood was setting off fireworks as well, the first time I've ever seen or heard fireworks on Halloween. Leave it to us Americans...we'll always find an excuse to blow stuff up! Next thing you know, Halloween will be like New Years Eve or the 4th of July! lol
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Lol! I'm still happy we're Americans. We know how to make anything more fun!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@moffittjc I've partied in Rio and it's true! They have a massive New Years Eve celebration and the fireworks were the best I've ever seen in my life! Everyone must wear white and go to the beach. My kind of everything. We should go there after lunch in Lake Worth. Lol!
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@moffittjc (42939)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Nov 16
@DianneN Wouldn't it be easier to just go to Lake Worth Beach? We'd save a lot of money that way! Money we could then spend on an afternoon of shopping on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
6 Nov 16
I went to my friend's older brother's wedding in Maine on the 30th and came back on November 3rd, so I missed Halloween in my neighborhood. Nonetheless, there were no trick or treaters in my neighborhood as mentioned by my neighbor.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
6 Nov 16
I hope you had a great time at the wedding. You certainly traveled a good distance!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
6 Nov 16
@DianneN Yes, it was a lot of fun. Thank you!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
7 Nov 16
@zarlamain I'm happy for you! What fun!
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@Dena91 (4211)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Quiet. No treater's...no fireworks. Church's in our area do trunk or treat so most home owners don't get candy.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
That seems a novel and safe way to celebrate Halloween.
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@Dena91 (4211)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@DianneN We are spread out as a farming community so this works best. When we first lived here before they did this, the most treater's we got was 7. The church across from us said they had 1800 on Monday. We'd be broke if we had 1800 kids show up!!!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@Dena91 Wow!!!!
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@responsiveme (16013)
• India
2 Nov 16
That's a fun photo .....nice to read about Halloween...we don't have it where I stay.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Thank you. I know many places don't celebrate Halloween. Consider yourself lucky! Lol!
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• India
3 Nov 16
@DianneN I'd have liked it I think.
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@SIMPLYD (79498)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
Oh look at your grandkids they are so cute in their Halloween costumes . The one with a mask , is so scary specially that he is in its full costume complete with that what you call that tall thing .
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Lol! He's the Grim Reaper. She is a mouse or a cat. I can't tell. Ha ha ha!
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@SIMPLYD (79498)
• Philippines
2 Nov 16
@DianneN Oh yes , the Grim Reaper . I think the granddaughter is a mouse .
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@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
3 Nov 16
It was a quiet night no fireworks and less than 20 kids. No older kids came later, it was a slow year for sure.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
4 Nov 16
At my age, I'm glad it there were no doorbells ringing. I like quiet evenings.
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@TRBRocks420 (77272)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Nov 16
Halloween was good here, but pretty uneventful.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Any leftover candy?
@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
Sweet picture. Halloween here was the same as any other time, no fireworks or trick or treaters.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Lol! Consider yourself lucky!
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@jstory07 (66907)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Nov 16
There was very few children here. It was very quite.
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
No children here, and it was very loud thanks to the fireworks!
@UncleJoe (9915)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Nov 16
I had a lot of fun passing out treats to the kiddies! They were so surprised. Did you know that, from the outside, it's impossible to tell the difference between a candied apple and a candied onion?
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Lol!!!!! You kill me!
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@DeborahDiane (21558)
• Laguna Woods, California
1 Nov 16
Halloween is very muted here in the retirement community where I live. I saw pictures of all our grandkids in their costumes, and we all dressed up for our Monday exercise classes here in our retirement community, but that was about it. Your grandkids looked adorable!
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@DianneN (77750)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I'm not surprised you had a quiet Halloween living in a retirement community. Seeing photos of the grandkids is always fun. What on earth did you dress in to exercise?