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I Remember When Halloween Was Safe

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    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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    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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    Well, safer I suppose.

    I wasn't around in the 70's but I bet the late 90's and early 2000's were still relatively safer than they are now, in the present. Now we have to do a thorough inspection for razor blades and holes where someone could like inject something in them.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Jun 11

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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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    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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    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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    from what i can remember i never fit in i always was an outcast the main reason was my red hair and allso the fact that me dad has a company and from the first grade a lot of...
    HelenSiren HelenSiren 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    It was such a turn on it made me wet
    PriceyPrice PriceyPrice 26-30, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    i was a victim too when i was a kid ...my age was about 7_8 years old ..all i remember that he was our home builder i was serving cool water sometimes ...he just used me .! even he...
    Edina18 Edina18 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I was pulling into work at Lexus of riverside
    eman2012 eman2012 31-35, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    All through out school I was being bullied. I got bullied for so much, for being the quiet one, for being the fat one, for being the smart one. For just everything, I hated it, it...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Growing up, and adulthood is nothing but a ******* trap. Being an adult is not what I thought it would be, it is not something that I thought it would be. Growing up, was a joke, a...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    you remember those family reunions ? and all the parents exchanged how they raising their kids, like its a competition. oh how i hated it when my mum announced that i had gotten...
    AllSilence AllSilence 18-21, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm pretty sure I was hanging out in my mother's womb. ._.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was in school. Seventh grade German class. We all got called in to see the replay of the first plane hit. And then the second came in before the news station could react and turn...
    biscuitstiq biscuitstiq 26-30, T 4 days ago

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    I was in bed sobbing over my breakup 3 days before. it was a horrible day ... I thought this was from a movie or something ... Oh my god i still get chills.
    rb47 rb47 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a medical appointment, then suddenly it was 'the breaking news' live on tv
    Bez1 Bez1 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    When I was younger I had always wanted to be a marine. I've always been an independent person and I just loved the thought of going out there and saving lives. My dream of wanting...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm going out with my boyfriend nearly two years and we get on great, have had few issues but have gotten on with it. He is the most gentle caring loving person I have ever met...
    drew0102 drew0102 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I was just 15 blocks away from the towers seeing that first plane going into the building the way it just circle around it the way it went into the tower I just froze shocked...
    LouV569 LouV569 46-50 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was about 6-7 months old
    amazinghuh amazinghuh 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I was getting ready for my first birthday...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    all my friends used to freak out when someone was getting a spanking. I always thought it was kind of amusing and fun to watch (as long as it wasn't me getting it haha)
    angela82 angela82 31-35, F 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was in my Momma's belly, ready to be born 8 hours after! :)
    chickenlover999 chickenlover999 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    In class. My teacher had the news on already because we were watching something for an assignment, and all of a sudden everything cut to the Towers. I was so young, and we were all...
    aerolith aerolith 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I grew up in the seventies and early eighties, when spanking was still relatively common. I witnessed spankings at school, at friends' houses, and on a couple of occasions while...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hardware store and they had all these people around the TV's and I wondered why. I thought was a movie. We live near 3 mile island kids got out of school. My exhusband worked there...
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I am a white girl and when I was 10 years old and in the 5th grade I wore dresses, white pantyhose, and a blue jean jacket to school every day. Almost every day during that school...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F Jun 25

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    My dad died when I was 5. My 4 twin brothers and I were waiting for him for weeks. I went to his funeral and everybody was hugging me and crying. I said mom what happen where's dad...
    Romeyallen Romeyallen 22-25, M Jun 22

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    I can honestly say I am glad social media was not around when I was a child. I left the "drama" at school. my home life was my safe place. I went fishing with my daddy, I...
    Amelia445 Amelia445 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm sure I tried mom's on when I was pre teen, but 2-3 years ago, I was dressing to attend a wedding and realized my suit was a bit tight. Since I was at my mom's house, I went...
    Phxpaulena Phxpaulena 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    When I was just starting out dressing as the girl and experience wearing cloths I enjoyed putting on my mothers tight fitting girdles and parading around the house in them...
    bmg1kel bmg1kel 61-65, T 2 Responses Jun 19

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    My mother passed away eleven days after I was born. She was born with heart defect stemming from a late 1950's medication. Thanks to the American government’s inaction on the...
    zackmowen zackmowen 26-30, M Jun 19

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    When my mom was pregnant with my younger sisters. I would run up to her to give her a hug but, I would bounce of her belly. I was 2 when she was pregnant with one of them. And was...
    ICanDoMyOwnThing ICanDoMyOwnThing 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 17

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    I remember when I was like 13 and my cousin 14 use to drive our grandparents car when they weren't home drink wine mixed with kool-aid nasty,smoke black n milds and invite our...
    martinez93 martinez93 22-25, M Jun 17

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    when I was a kid, I borrowed friends cars and drove them a couple cities over...real story. I would go pick my secret girlfriend of a year and a half up from school and we would go...
    Ambrosionus Ambrosionus 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I was working on a small farm and I heard it come on the radio and I was mad and wanted to do something about it .
    davek1234 davek1234 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    I thought it was a joke. We first spoke through text messaging, and we would joke around and flirt carelessly. When he said it, I had to ask if he was being serious or not. He was...
    leggyshay leggyshay 16-17, F Jun 16

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