jman111 wrote:I was enlisted to help hand out candy at a house in Maple Bluff...
Easily 200+ "kids" (some were pretty old). I'm guessing it was closer to 300 (possibly more). Some in groups of 20 or more. I was warned- but I still underestimated the onslaught.
I might be able to explain this. In years past, the rumor was people in Maple Bluff were extremely generous and handed out not only candy but hand-me-down childrens' clothes and even toys, big ones.
I don't know if this was true or not, but if it was it was a nice gesture.
Anyway, Maple Bluff became sort of a promised land for tricky-treat after that and apparently it still is.
Same with garage sale weekend, but the merchandise quality went way-way down after most of the old or original homeowners cycled off and today it's barely worth the trouble.
On my east side street we had maybe 20 neighborhood kids (and related parents) walking around, but no "foreigners" from other areas. I don't do the candy thing, but I went out and walked around too, greeted everybody and admired the costumes. We have this little fundamentalist church up the street that sometimes puts on an anti-halloween (why is that?) but this time they didn't get it together.