For most of my life past age 18 I’ve always lived in an apartment and was not able to hand out candy on Halloween. Unless there are kids in the apartment building, not many parents bring them in for obvious reasons. This year was a little more special for me since I bought a house and was expecting several Moms, Dads, and kids dropping by wanting candy…and I was ready!
In my neighbourhood it was a little more quiet than I was expecting. This is a good thing and a bad thing because I bought a box of 90 little chocolate bars and received only about 20 trick or treaters this year. Others around my office had nearly 170 kids stop by in their neighbourhood. I’m not sure if there are rumours about “old man Glydon on the block” being a curmudgeon or something, but the rumours are not true! It’s not all bad because I now have about 60 little chocolate bars left to eat on my own.
The next question is how long will that candy last for the kids? Recalling my trick or treating days, the good stuff like anything chocolate, drinks, and chips didn’t last long. However, the hard candies, candy corn, raisins, suckers, and lollipops usually didn’t disappear as quickly. It was not uncommon to have these types of candy still kicking around in an old ice cream pail the following Halloween! The post Halloween days meant school lunches were a little bit better than usual.
I am relieved to report my vehicle and property did not suffer any toilet papering, eggings, or soaped windows, so I guess the treats from me were acceptable this year.
Happy November 1st!