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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I remember when I was little, I was thinking about getting married (my mom had shown me wedding pictures) and I was so worried about having to kiss a girl, I was worrying over it...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I remember when I was 5 I would resist and get hit with a belt that had thick layers but the sides were thin. Sometimes I would even get hit with a cable cord. But my parents...
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 31

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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...
    Satiee Satiee 13-15 4 Responses Jul 25

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    We were at a club, dancing, and I was wearing a red tube top and black pants. He said he needed to talk to me outside, so I walked out with him. He said, "I love you." I said,"you...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 30

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    I remember back to when I was a bit younger and was constantly trying to prove my existence to people I thought mattered. I never really fit in but these people made it seem like...
    aliciam74 aliciam74 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I don't remember ever getting an actual belt across my behind. If I remember correctly it was a piece of plastic hot wheels track. It was about 3 feet long and 2 inches wide...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I have gone skinny dipping four times so far. 1. The first time I remember going skinny dipping was when I was 8. I was at a sleepover and we were trying to stay up all night (her...
    serenagirl87 serenagirl87 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 31

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    When I was in the third year at school there was this girl called Emma who was a bit of a snob and goody-goody who I didn't like very much. Anyway, just as we were packing up from...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 9 Responses a week 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 2 days ago

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    I remember my dad's brown belt with a perfectly round belt buckle. He didn't use that end thank god. He use to fold it in two and snap it to gather when he was coming for me. I'd...
    OilDaddy OilDaddy 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 28

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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 4 days ago

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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...
    faerieshimmer87 faerieshimmer87 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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...
    Piglover102 Piglover102 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was around 4or 5 I stared saying poop and poopy diaper ;-; I really regret that... I said it at camp one year and this counselor thought it was the funniest thing. And last...
    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F Jul 29

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    Why me? This was the question I often asked myself. I even asked others why they picked on me... I was just that I was me! That's all I can figure out. I assumed I was odd/weird...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 2

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    I was hit with a belt, a shoe or my parents bare hand. I wasn't a bad kid. I was really quiet and shy when I was little. I am still shy and quiet now. My mom was the one that...
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was one bad *** when I was little, so I pretty much got a beating almost every other day.
    superkidchris90 superkidchris90 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I got hit & hit often when I was a kid. *2 this day, I have VERY mixed feelings about punishing children like this.
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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    Mom died of pancreatic cancer when I was 12. I watched her die for 2 yrs.
    pennyannenichols pennyannenichols 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I used to get lashed quite a bit when I was a kid. I think that might have something to do with my fetish for being whipped today, as weird and creepy as that feels to say.
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 5 Responses Aug 12

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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...
    darkbladeangel darkbladeangel 18-21, M Jul 26

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    I remember i was only 1 years old. And when my mother heard the news that the trade center had been attacked, she realized that my sister who was in college was close to the world...
    Bishwha Bishwha 13-15, F Aug 14

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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...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Lifelong, I have supported the FBI. Before I even have heard about them. I had what to offer to the FBI: the knowledge, and many more things. I am THE Dominatrix. 6 years ago I...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 5 hrs ago

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    I was asleep when it happened. My clock radio turned on and i could hear it as i was sleeping. Maybe it woke me up or maybe it was coming into whatever i was dreaming. I remember...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I was in the office at my boss's house .I even remember what color the cable line was that we pulled in so that we could all sit and watch as our country unraveled. it was Grey. I...
    mrinvader mrinvader 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I don't want to be remembered after I die. I'll be 32 and a couple of months and I don't feel anyway this way or that way about it. I don't see that feeling changing. What is the...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I remember and all i can do is cry, i think now he just says it because he us used to saying it, but somethings diferent and it hurts, what am i going to do now
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Aug 1

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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...
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days 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...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F Jul 26

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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...
    txpaddlepal txpaddlepal 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    In the late fifties early sixties spanking was pretty much the rule of the day -if you needed. To get your hide spanked it wasn't any big deal it was the normal and everybody got...
    JimBurke JimBurke 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    This moment felt like it lasted forever, even though it really only lasted a couple seconds. I was in bed, just lying on top of the covers, when my boyfriend walks in. He playfully...
    MichelleReed MichelleReed 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It was the year the wii came out I saw the box in a a bag my mom had in her hand I was right next to her, very careless. We'll Christmas Day she said "Santa must've got you the wii...
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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