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I Remember When Halloween Was Safe

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Once these girls tried to bully me when I was little, but I thought that they're jokes about me were funny, so I laughed with them... Idk I was just a happy child :-)
    josephineclaire josephineclaire 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Yupp, I Sure Do. I Think I Was 6... And My Mom Bought Me Some Cookies... Yah... It Was A Good Day. ^^ Short Lived Though... Cuz I Ran Outta Cookies At Some Point. xD
    ThatOneGothKidxD ThatOneGothKidxD 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    We came back from Germany the second time and we landed stateside on my 15th bday
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 20

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    Seems like an eternity ago
    kauaiboy76 kauaiboy76 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mom told me I was just a baby when this was going on. My dad worked at the World Trade Center during the time. He remembers that he was at the bottom floor of the building so...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    I remember when caps on bottled soft drinks and beer used cork on the inside of cap to make an air tight seal. I remember when children would pay games that also taught hand-eye...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Sep 1

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    I'm back people omg it's been wayyyy to long. Tell me something you remember I remember when me and my friend mark egged his nabbers car 😂 to be fare there son egged his.
    janerosetta janerosetta 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I remember when Nickelodeon had shows like "you can't do that on television"
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I would get the belt, wooden spoon, hand, textbook, hairbrush basically whatever was close all the time. I got a beating with the belt when I was 4 for eating my Easter candy...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 17 Responses Sep 1

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    When i was 4 my mum took me to her work which she was a waitress at a fancy hotel . She would put me in a bedroom to watch TV while she was worked, this fine day i decided to stick...
    RhinoMonkeys RhinoMonkeys 41-45, M Aug 18

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    oh man did it hurt when i was in the 9th grade progress reports came out and i had a bad grade in spainish and math. so time went along it was about 7 at night when my dad came...
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    Before I told I went to my grandmas and grandfathers house every other weekend. My grandfather molested me for years. I don't remember when it started but I know it had been...
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    It was 5 years ago, when I was 13. During the day, I was creeping around my parents room, and I opened my step moms dresser. In it, I found a bunch of thongs. I heard of them, but...
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    One night I was very sick and my mom prayed for an angel to come. I don't remember what I was sick with but I couldn't sleep which was rare for me. I was wide awake with an...
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    The fight I have been in a few fights, and even put some kids in the ER, but they were never my fault. I was always taught to defend myself and even took karate for a year. The...
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    Now keep in mind that this goes back a few years, to the nine-teen sixties to be exact so a lot of wind has blown through my sails and life has brought me to many places that I...
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    i never thought by me getting hit solved anything tbh. all it did was be afraid of my father. my dad wasn't the type to just grab a belt and hit u on the bottom a few times he...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    My last time with the belt was at the start of summer when I was stupid and told my parents I was going to my friends to watch a movie and hang out. Really wasn't 100% lying...
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 16-17, F 21 Responses Aug 23

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    My mother passed away when I was 17 and it all went down hill from there. Nobody was there from that point on.
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    My father has three daughters. Toulon is a cosmopolitan city. Self defence and self protection have been essential truths in my father's ideas for his girls, so each one of us at...
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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
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    So when I was at elementary school I have been bullied for having good grades in every subject. There was only one boy that bullied me and after bulling me he come to my home and...
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    From age 12 I was punished with the belt when I was naughty, I got it very hard and usually had tears. I hated getting it. Looking back my beltings did me a lot of good. My...
    Bill266 Bill266 31-35, M 9 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I alway got spanked when I was little because of stupid little things
    sykikghost2 sykikghost2 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    I used to saduce the girls that babysat me when I was little. There were 2 vary memorable girls I miss a lot.
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    I was 3 years old and in preschool at the time. Even 13 years later, just the thought of 9/11 brings tears to my eyes. The videos of people jumping from the towers just make me so...
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    Repost from May 20: I first learned about sex. I wrote about this somewhere else but figured it deserved its own experience. I am 30 and somewhere between the ages of nine and...
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    Where were you on 9/11 morningI was in New Hampshire in a hotel safe and sound.But more importantly I would like to reflect where I wasn't.I wasn't choking in a smoke-filled...
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    I remember a few years back. I went to work in one of those places where patients had been discharged but had no where to go. Elderly people. It was like a residential home. There...
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    I was 6 months when that happened. My parents told me my uncle was leaving from work and he saw the dust cloud coming towards him. He told the whole experience for what had...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was 7 and I remember being sent home early from school and watching the building burn on TV. I remember being so scared just watching it.
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    Rembering Those Needlesly Murdered on 9/11/2001In honor of all the families who had to go on without their loved ones because crazed cult members sought to cause trouble!When you...
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    I thought MTV stood for music television! They should change it to RTV (reality tv) and bring back the music video only MTV....with the exception of the "remote control" game show...
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    We would have dirt clod wars. There was a deep unpaved drainage ditch behind the houses across the street from us. After a heavy rain there would be a great deal of debris left...
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    I had to pick up a rental car because mine was messed up. I was on the way to work when the first plane hit the twin towers. I was in the blood bank when the second one hit.
    Photographer85 Photographer85 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I was 5 years old. I was at school here in Illinois and they sent us home. Even being so young, the images I remember seeing on the TV have stuck with me ever since.
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    I was in my living room with my mom and dad. I was only a kid but I remember it like yesterday. I can see the people on television jumping from the building... This is the day I...
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    Very Clearly It used to rain practically all winter & all spring. Then it would stop for the summer & fall & begin again. I remember that up until a couple years ago, it used...
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