Trick or Treaters


Anglewings
on Nov 01, 2014 @ 08:49 am

I was wondering where all our little ones have gone?I only had about 10 Trick or Treaters last night ,did you get many?Seems like they are getting fewer and fewer every year.I live in a small community and I think our younger,much younger generation is grown up and too old to go out trick or treating.There was a time when I could look out my Living Room Window and see groups of young girls or boys just walking up the road going to where ever young ones go,maybe to a store or just hanging out.Now I look out my window and mostly I see are young Men or Women just walking their Dogs or maybe out for a jog.How quickly time goes by,even my Grand-Kids are grown up.I think I just answered my own question.Our children are grown or growing up and I am getting much older.Amazing how time fly's.I think I just answered my own question.Did you get many Trick or Treaters?
 


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Red_rosie13
A bunch! on Nov 01, 2014 @ 11:08 pm

I took my daughter out for her first Halloween and there were lots of kids in our area. I left our candy out on the front deck, so I wasn't home to see exactly how many we had, but just being out and about we saw probably about 50-60 kids. I have heard some people say they only got about 10 kids in some areas.
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Tatdewar
Yup on Nov 01, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

Years ago when our neighbourhood had a huge influx of immigrants the trick or treating basically dissapeared as so many houses didnt participate. I go to good neighbourhoods with the kids to do it now
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busymomaof2
Halloween 2014 on Nov 03, 2014 @ 12:41 am

Unfortunately I am not sure as too if we did or not. I took my two little ones out trick or treating while my husband had to work a 6pm-6am night shift.
While we were out, we went around my parents neighborhood as there is less traffic, there were not many children out. I was surprised. So with that said, when I was growing up trick or treating, in the same neighborhood there were hundreds of children out. You may have the same situation going on in your neck of the woods as my parents neighborhood. Young families seem to all live in an up and coming area. An area where there are many families with children of the same age. As the years pass, the parents stay and the children move. Those children move to a family desired neighborhood and thus starts a new cycle with many trick or treaters :) Sorry you didn't get many trick or treaters, I know how fun it is to see the little ones all decked out in costume having so much fun.
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scrbic
Sad... on Nov 03, 2014 @ 01:51 pm

Yep, we only got 10 kids too! But I'm wondering if it had to do with the weather or just my neighbourhood. My sister lives in a townhouse complex and had around 130-150 kids.
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TashaCat
Love Halloween! on Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:11 am

When I was a kid almost every single house participated and it was simply magic. Some of my best childhood memories. I always stay home to give out candy - it's my turn now. In my old neighbourhood I'd get 30-40 kids (I'd keep a rough count so I knew how much candy to buy next year). Here I get nearly 100... the first year I got 150 and ran out (and that never happens to us!). This is amazing - I know- but I'm so sad when I look out and see that only about 1/2 of the houses on my street are participating. My next door neighbours NEVER give out candy - what grinches! No wonder it's not as much fun for the kids!

I love Halloween... I wish I could decorate weeks in advance (without the stuff going missing!).
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glumbumble
it's sad, but... on Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

I think it comes down to how times are changing. People are on high alert about safety and stranger danger and at the same time being politically correct. I've heard of so many schools banning anything to do with Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. It's sad, but that just seems to be the way things are going now. A few years ago there was only a total of 3 people on my mom's street celebrating Halloween. Now there's even less for Christmas. Canada never really had any good traditions to begin with, but it's a shame that any traditions we do have are being tossed aside to make way for all the new immigrants and them being disgusted or offended with our current traditions.
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