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I just wonder if you are seeing fewer trick or treaters because people consider it too unsafe these days. Of course I don't know if that is true because I remember as a kid being cautious about our candy. We heard about people poisoning candy and putting razor blades in apples (if that ever really happened). But I think overall alot of people consider it a lot unsafer today than say 30 years ago, is it? I don't know.
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Halloween seems to be more for adults to play dress up than for kids anymore... it's like an entire generation grew up and refused to let go of Halloween as a "kid's holiday"... I think my last Trick Or Treating excursion was Sixth Grade and that was pushing it... lately, though, we've been getting high schoolers coming around on Halloween... and they're tanking it in their best "disaffected teenager manner"... barely managing hockey jerseys and face black or cheap masks as a costume... it's kinda sad, really... give me a five year old dressed as a lion anyday... they REALLY believe they ARE the lion..!
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As a child on Halloween my dad would take me all over town. I can remember there were ALOT of kids walking around with parents. Not too many decorations except for the pumpkins and ghosts made out sheets hung up in trees.
We decorate for Halloween but as a child my parents didn't. We do not take our kids around town like our parents took us. We take the kids to see grandparents, aunts, uncles, a few close friends and then one of us will walk them up and down our street for trick or treating while the other parent stays home handing out candy.
We also see alot teenagers that hardly put any effort into their costume however a few years ago we did a teenage boy dressed up as Santa which was cool.
Trick or treating in the 70's in a small Illinois suburb meant filling up a pillow case with candy, then emptying it at home on the bed, and going out to fill it up again. In the dark mind you! With no parents following us! I dont know for certain if this country has gotten less safe or if we've just let some things get away from us...
Same here - I was a kid in the 70s and early 80s...so i rem all you stated - ohhh so well....
I will add to it - we went barefoot sometimes - just because we could and we also ate the things people baked and made by hand to hand out....
No one feared the homemade popcorn ball..! We didn't much like them, but we didn't fear them...
Great way to sum up the infamous popcorn ball George! I surely never turned away from one. Dont know if there was any goody I ever turned away from, except maybe those root beer or coffee flavored hard candies, I still cant stomach those.
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I was a child in the 70s.
I remember my folks voting for Ford and so relieved when he won!!
I remember adults talking about the Vietnam war and had a brother in law who had fought in that war.
I remember the hippies...
I remember when Elvis died. I was watching tv in our living room. We didn't have a remote control then. You had to get up and go change the channel yourself. Then, if the turner thingy came off, then you used pliers! hahaha
Do yall remember when everybody was wearing afros? My mom wore an afro. She looked really good too.
I wish I still had the Christmas lights from when I was a kid.
I remember bell bottom jeans and high platform shoes!! I remember my brother having those kind of things.
Remember those lemon twist things? It was a toy your slipped your foot through it and you would swing it around and jump over it? I can't remember what they're exactly called, but I had one!! I loved that thing!!
I had a very loving, secure childhood. I wish I could go back!!
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