Re: One of My Favorite Strips (Score: 1)
posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 01:07 AM (#49827
For Halloween, I buy big bags of mixed candy, heavy on the mini Tootsie Rolls of all flavors. I put it in a 10 gallon, galvanized washtub, set that on a sturdy table and tell the kids they can have all they can hold in one hand in one grab. For older tricksters (who look to be over twelve), I use a one-cup measure. Besides the tootsies, I also have the rock-hard Double Bubble gum, mixed lollipops, small bags of M&M and Runts and hard candies and whatever. I generally put out almost $100 for candy each year, but then we get well over 200 kids. My 13 Y.O. grandson dresses up scary and spooks the little kids. He's 5'7 and a defensive/offensive lineman on his football team, so he wears his pads under his Frankenstein's Monster costume for extra effect. I have a "Pinhead" mask that cost me a few bucks and along with my grandson the kiddies get a good scare for their loot. Some of the really little ones won't come up the sidewalk so their parents come up with them to get their candy. The rest of them love it.
Leftover candy goes home with my grandson and he takes it to school and shares with his buddies on the team.
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