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Nary a trick-or-treater

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 What’s the point of owning a house when you don’t get a single trick-or-treater? We were prepared with a bowl full of gummy bear packets and organic, corn syrup-free Oregon-approved lollipops. I propped several kinds of pumpkins up on our front stoop (we didn’t carve them…hoping to make pie with them instead).

But not a soul came by. Perhaps we’re too much of an outlier, too close to the smelly Oregon State dairy farm. Or perhaps the kids had their fill treat-or-treating earlier in the day at businesses downtown.

Growing up in Richmond, our long driveway scared trick-or-treaters away. And they didn’t bother us at our apartment in Baltimore. I guess they won’t here either.

Written by baltimoregon

November 1, 2008 at 1:40 am

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  1. maybe the kids got wind of the fact you were handing out organic lollipops!


    November 1, 2008 at 4:58 am

  2. sorry you were disappointed but great pictures of your pumpkins and treats, and you’ll have them to enjoy yourselves. Halloween may be the most over-rated of holidays…


    November 1, 2008 at 9:30 am

  3. Did you get any trick-or-treaters? It really is over-rated, right up there with New Year’s. Although I’m excited about our New Year’s in San Fran this year!


    November 1, 2008 at 11:14 am

  4. Halloween is fun! We get a ton of trick-or-treaters… in fact we have run out of candy for the past two years. And we bought A LOT this year! It’s such a great holiday for kids, less for adults unless you’re right out of college and doing the trampy costume party thing (which I somehow never particpated in).

    Next year I’ll have a little one to dress up- can’t wait!


    November 4, 2008 at 12:33 pm

  5. Yeah I think people mostly get into it here when they have their own little trick-or-treaters to take around. Bill Murray showed up at my Davidson friend’s Halloween party (Greg Mauer’s) in Brooklyn. Isn’t that crazy?!


    November 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm

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