Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013 ... the tradition continues

Happy Halloween ... treats for all!

Halloween 2013 ... the tradition continues. As dark settles over the central Shenandoah Valley and in my corner of Augusta County, the jack-o-lantern is lighted, candy is in the basket, and we're waiting for the first little goblins to stop by. There's a new family with five little ones in the neighborhood ... will they trick-or-treat?

Our busiest year was a dozen children ... last year we only had three. Previous trick-or-treaters have grown up, married, and have children of their own. The SWAC Children are grown up and gone, too ... this is our second year handing out treats without SWAC Daughter.

This year we have an assortment of miniature Hershey candy: Snickers, Reese Peanut Butter Cups, Malted Milk Balls, Peanut Butter Snickers ... and, of course, M&Ms! LOL.

Now to wait for the first ones to arrive....

6:45: Our first customers ... two Ninjas at the door, the youngest children of neighbors up the street, ages 6 and 13. Mom was standing in the yard so we chatted while the Ninjas swung swords in the dark. We sent candy with her for the older daughter at home handing out candy to trick-or-treaters ... treats for all!

7:15: One little fella all by himself, adorable, about 4 years old, dressed as a deer. "Twick-or-Tweet," he said shyly and held out his pumpkin. What a cutie! I dropped the goodies inside and we said hello to his mom and wished them Happy Halloween. Treats for all!

8:40: We closed the door, turned out the porch light, and put away the candy. Halloween 2013 comes to an end.

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