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I Remember When Halloween Was Safe

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sort Of................

    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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    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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    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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