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I Remember When Halloween Was Safe

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    Going back A LOT of years.......... I remember when mom would watch me from the balcony of our home when I went trick or treating. Of course I also remember when it changed & she started taking me herself, holding my hand the whole time..... It was a scary time, a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16, 2009

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    In the 70's I Guess

    But in the 80's my mom would freak out about what I got in my bag. "That apple might have a razor blade in it!" "someone might kidnap you and take you in their house!" Yep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    At One Time, It Was

    When I was still young enough to go "trick or treat" we didn't need to haul our parents around with us, nor were my parents afraid to let us go together after dark. People weren't afraid to open their doors on Halloween night, and kids were home at a decent hour, before curfew...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Halloween / Safe

    Halloween was never safe when trick or treating.  Now a days, it may be better cause there's more services then before.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    Draging the Bag

    I'm sure there are still "safe" towns to send your kids out to  trick or treat..However and sadly it can be dangerous for the innocent. I love the times we ran home from school, hogged down supper and AT LAST..put on the  beloved costume! ...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Kind Of Blame Myself For Letting Halloween Get Bad

    When I was a kid between 5 and 14 Halloween was safe and fun. When I turned 15 -  I started hearing aren’t you a little big to be trick or treating and stories of razor blades in apples and poison in candy. When I turned 16 I decided it would be my last year trick or treating...
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M Aug 18, 2011

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    Trick Or Treaters Are Sick

    I find the whole idea completely abhorrent. A stupid American tradition that's moved over to the UK. From my understanding trick or treaters should only call on houses with a lantern in the window, these thugs don't adhere to that tradition though. I have them knocking until 10 o...
    Chamelion28 Chamelion28 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Safe and Then Very Scary.......

    There was a time when the sweet lady  in the house down from ours use to make the most amazing homemade treats I was so spoiled to Halloween and the last few years of trick or treating she had to stop because parents refused to go to the house because of various stories...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F Dec 9, 2008

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    Well I was trying to go with a girl last year, I told my good friend everything about her. After a while, I introduced my friend to that girl. After talking with her for 4 months I...
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    ever since i can remember i have always been different in a bad way.. since kindergarten and throughout my childhood i would always do things like kiss other kids or want affection...
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    Hello everyone. I don't know what to do. I have been sexually abused by my brother and his friend when I was 6 ans they were 13, and that for several times. I feel raped, i...
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    Oh yes I was that girl, that girl that cared what people thought of her. I cared Somuch that I was never able to express how I felt, I was always worried what people would think of...
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    When i was younger i wanted a tree house and wanted to be a princess........... heck i still want them.
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    Had Bedwetting When I Was Little
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    When I Was A Kid We Actually Went Outside And Played
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    Setting was small rural central TX area. Me and a "buddy" decided we needed a third student's lunch money more than she did. Our lunches were taken care of. She did without that...
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    10 years. I got bullied for 10 years while in Primary School and High School, from grade 2 till grade 12, the year I graduated. So it all started in grade 2 when my best friend...
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    I remember about a year ago writing a story, a story about how I felt. Depressed, helpless.... for anyone with depression, you know how it is to fake a smile, to fake a giggle just...
    Chassiduuu Chassiduuu 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I was having surgery and something went wrong so I was put in a coma. I woke up with tubes comming out of my mouth not knowing where the hell I was. I had to learn how to breathe...
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    When first saw her, before I could see her, I heard her. She pulled up in a sporty Honda civic, blue and blacked out windows. She stepped out of the car and my breath was lost and...
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    The only beatings I can remember getting was when my dad was very abusive and get mad over me not doing well in school, or when I would get an answer wrong when he himself tries to...
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M Jul 12

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    My American cousin, Kat, and I have always been close even though we live across the ocean from each other. We just seemed to hit it off the occasions we saw each other...
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    It used to be MTV. Now it's "RTV". Those reality shows killed it. Thank God for Vh1. Thankfully we have both in Norway, so you can still watch good, old music videos, but it's sad...
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    This is going to sound like a completely made up story but here goes. And I obviously can't tell the entire story so it may include some rather large time jumps. So I was about...
    RWxo RWxo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    When my bf said I love you I played it cool but in the inside I was excited I was waiting for him to say those words for a long time. Now I tell him I love you!!!
    pattyricia pattyricia 16-17, F Jul 9

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    He was the first guy i ever really loved. To this day i still feel in love with him even though we aren't together anymore. The conversation went like this: Me: i meant to tell you...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 13

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    You know that experience when your tidying up and you find something u lost and end up playing with it Remember nothing is lost until your mum can't find it
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F a week ago

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    Catch Me If You Can-In the children's home I grew up in the most frequent punishment was to stick a misbehaving kid in a corner of the big day room of their particular cottage...
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    My mom was too lazy to wrap my presents and Santa's with different wrapping paper haha.
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Sixteen people on this experience right now. Too many. And it sucks. And before someone pulls the whole 'kids will be kids' or 'words will never hurt you', why don't you try being...
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