What's the coolest thing you ever got from Trick-or-Treating?


#1

Years ago when I was a kid, I went trick-or-treating with my cousin who lived on the “rich” block (where they gave full size Hersey bars, not those dinky "treat"size.) At one house the people were giving out donuts–they had each of us reach into a big paper bag and pull one out. I got a French donut and ate it right then and there. As a kid I thought that was so cool. Of course, that was before Political Correctness and the Age of Litigation. ( I remember that mothers of that era would leave their babies out on their front porches in buggies for a airing. And they’d routinely leave their small children outside the neighborhood grocery store to wait for them while they shopped. My grandmother would come along and, feeling sorry for the little tykes, would give them candy from her purse!!! But I digress.)

Once while taking my three kids out on Halloween, a man gave each of them a genuine silver dime. The kids probably weren’t impressed, but I have those dimes put away for them.


#2

A snowball my sister threw at me! :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

Can I say existence? Halloween is my birthday. Yeah for me!!:smiley: I guess that I should thank my mom too, she did have something to do with the event.:wink:


#4

Diamond Ring…it was the night my hubby proposed to me


#5

[quote=Karin]Diamond Ring…it was the night my hubby proposed to me
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I think you killed the thread, its hard to beat a proposal :smiley:

I was going to type about the yummy popcorn balls my neighbor would make, but gosh, compared to life and a proposal, popcorn balls don’t sound that cool.

The doughnuts and the silver dimes were neat too, though.


#6

[quote=lifeisbeautiful]I think you killed the thread, its hard to beat a proposal :smiley:

I was going to type about the yummy popcorn balls my neighbor would make, but gosh, compared to life and a proposal, popcorn balls don’t sound that cool.

The doughnuts and the silver dimes were neat too, though.
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Well I really did not mean to kill the thread…I was really enjoying the stories…especially the silver dimes.
They only thing to beat a proposal is a wedding on Halloween or a Birth…any of those out there???


#7

Then Deb1 (post #3) Wins the THREAD CHALLENG OF THE DAY!!!

The coolest thing that ever HAPPENNED to me on Halloween was after these mean old teenage boys stole my bag of candy…three of the men in the neighborhood chased them down, but they had tossed my bag into the creek and ruined the candy :crying: ! SO…all the kids in the neighborhood/Parish took five pieces out of each of their stashes, put it in a bag and brought it to my house :clapping: ! I was so happy…I was only 4 years old but I will never forget it…it was one of the kindest things that was ever done for me and here it is, almost 46 years later and I can still remember how overwhelming wonderful it felt when the ‘big girls’ brought me that bag (I think they were ten!).

God bless the Good Moms in that neighborhood - and all the Good Dads too :dancing: !


#8

watching my baby brother unload his bag of goodies the first time he was able to fully enjoy the holiday.
He went out as a cute pudgy pillsbury dough boy, and I accompanied him as a box of cake mix, complete with a pillsbury logo and all. It was fantastic.
That was also my last trick-or-treat experience.


#9

[quote=LSK]Then Deb1 (post #3) Wins the THREAD CHALLENG OF THE DAY!!!

The coolest thing that ever HAPPENNED to me on Halloween was after these mean old teenage boys stole my bag of candy…three of the men in the neighborhood chased them down, but they had tossed my bag into the creek and ruined the candy :crying: ! SO…all the kids in the neighborhood/Parish took five pieces out of each of their stashes, put it in a bag and brought it to my house :clapping: ! I was so happy…I was only 4 years old but I will never forget it…it was one of the kindest things that was ever done for me and here it is, almost 46 years later and I can still remember how overwhelming wonderful it felt when the ‘big girls’ brought me that bag (I think they were ten!).

God bless the Good Moms in that neighborhood - and all the Good Dads too :dancing: !
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Now THAT is pretty cool. :clapping:


#10

There was a family in the midwest town I grew up in who hosted a hot dog barbeque before it got dark for all the trick-or-treaters: hot dogs, chips, pop and the best for last – yummy homemade carmeled apples! Rain or snow, we were there!


#11

We had an older Italian man in our neighborhood that all of us were afraid of. We were afraid because he couldn’t hear- so he spoke in a loud voice; and he didn’t speak English- so you couldn’t understand what he was shouting at you! My dad made me go to his house on halloween. He asked me in, and it was dark in his living room as he pointed to a table full of goodies. I pointed at something, said thank you, and quickly left.

Imagine my surprise when I got home, dumped out my pillowcase and found…

A PIECE OF GARLIC BREAD!!!

I am still laughing and it has been 25 years!


#12

We were living overseas, on a Military base. We were near the end of the time we could be out, but wanted to “hit a few more houses”. When we went to the base commanders house, they had run out of candy. But they made popcorn for us. All warm with fresh butter. We each got a brown lunch bag of the popcorn. We ate it right there. Yum, it was so good.


#13

I was very fortunate, although I am sure others might not see it that way. As a child, we lived above a store on a commerical street in Chicago. My grandfather worked as a butcher on the block. Most people knew we were our grandfather’s grandchildren.

Nice houses were nothing compared to the goodies from stores in the late 50s through late 60s. Dime and quarter candy bars (no mini-bars, no nickel bars, no peanut butter kisses)! Chocolates, hand-dipped, from a chololate shoppe. Goodies from three restaurants, a soda shop, two specialty stores and two bakeries.

But the best was the year I got the Affy Tapple from Walgreen’s!!!


#14

Growing up, the local elementary school had a Halloween carnival every year, a few nights before Halloween. Each class room had different activities, such as games, cake walks, bobbing for apples, etc. The lunch room was always the haunted house. Anyway, in my favorite room they would hang a curtain across the back and they would give you a little fishing pole with a clothes pin on it, which you would cast over the curtain. And when you pulled it back, it would have this little sack full of candy and prizes. I loved that!!

I always went trick-or-treating in my uncle’s neighborhood and he had a Lay’s Potato chip man who lived there. Needless to say, this was the coolest treat.

I love Halloween!!


#15

The woman who owned the local candy/newspaper store, God Rest her Soul,:love: was so nice she let us pick any regular size candy or snack or drakes cakes that we wanted. and told each and everyone of us how cute, scary or funny we looked. Oh those were the days, Now if a child enters a 7-11 or other convience stores that have replaced all these little mom and pop stores they either yell at the children or put up signs “NO TRICK OR TREATING” and most kids are not trick or treating as my husband was just getting a cup of coffee for himself when the guy yelled at my daughter, and guess what, my husband just happen to spill the coffee all over the floor.:rolleyes: Anyway when she passed on the Church was packed. She was so loved.


#16

I am 56 and the memories are of such sweet innocence. My brothers, who were older, would be gone for hours and come back w/ pillow cases of great stuff. We grew up in a small mill town and would go out in small groups and were so safe.


#17

We have to give our treats to the neighbors to hand out for us because hubby and I both want to take the kids out trick or treating. I like to go because it’s so cute seeing my boys trick or treat. He likes to go because one of out neighbors does the whole hot dog and sodas thing (He says he and his brother in the Chicago area compete to see who can give away the most hotdogs on Halloween).

When I was little, we liked the neighbor who gave full size candy bars or quarters.


#18

around the block from us was a block of stores and businesses, and the owners all got together on Halloween so that the dairy store gave out drinks and ice cream bars, the grocery gave hot dogs, others gave popcorn balls, cider, donuts etc. print shop gave pencils or other gimcracks, but Mama Rosina’s gave out slices of pizza.


#19

We had an beloved older man (a widower in fact who I don’t believe was blessed with children of his own) in the neighborhood who took pictures of every kid in the neighborhood (think rowhouses in the 70’s so we are talking a lot of kids) in groups of 7 or 8 at a time, every Halloween He had a full candy rack to let us pick out what we wanted, plus every kid got a quarter. There would be lines of kids waiting to get in, and a few of the older kids would help him out. He had the photo books out on the sofa to look through past years as you waited. He was quite a guy, and to this day that is one of my most treasured childhood memories.


#20

in the last trailer park we lived in, trick or treat was on Sunday afternoon before dark for safety. It was a balmy day so everybody sat outside in lawn chairs. We took Polaroid pictures of all the kids for them to keep. A little pricey, but they loved it, parents loved it, one less sugar hit, and we had a nice display for the clubhouse bulletin board as well.


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