Happy Halloween from Morehouse, Missouri


Thanks to bah humbug Forgottenman for letting me turn the porch light on to lure Trick or Treaters.  I had to be reacquainted with the intricacies of candy distribution after offering the bowl to the first two little boys and having them grab eight candy bars and start to reach for more!  I’m a quick learner and afterwards  handed out the candy!  Here are this year’s crop of Trick or Treaters. I love Halloween.

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Are you curious about that last costume?  The mother told me he didn’t want to come as anything violent, so he requested to come as bacon!  I love it. We had our last visitor at eight and turned out the porch light at 8:30, as all the neighbors had done the same.  But, as you can see below, the candy carnage had just begun!


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17 thoughts on “Happy Halloween from Morehouse, Missouri

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I learned that too — and FAST. Back in Boston, the first two kids got half the candy. After than, I was very careful … and we still ran out of candy before they kids ran out. We finally had to turn out the lights because I had bought 20 lbs of candy — and we were empty. Twenty POUNDS.

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  2. slmret

    I LOVE the bacon costume! What a smart little kid! I caved and turned on the lights! Turned them off at about 7:30, afater about 15 or 20 kids, mostly teens and tweens. The best one here was a dinosaur that was about twice the size of a small teen boy — it was inflated, so when he fell, he bounced! A great dino!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I LOVE Halloween. Wish I could remember the first thing little bacon boy wanted to be. His mother couldn’t think of how to make the costume, so bacon was his second choice.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      You will of course throw it away? I saw Bings at Walmart here and thought of you, Mary. I’ve never seen them for sale in a store before (in the past 40 years or so)–just in that specialty candy store in Sheridan.

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  3. Embeecee

    We did Trunk or Treat up here, gathered at the local church and parked in a sort of semi-circle and handed out candy to the tots in a ‘safe’ environment. The Bishop’s (bishop is akin to priest or parson in other religions) middle son came around SEVEN times, so being greedy isn’t limited to whether or not they can help themselves..

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha. There was a posting about an entire town that did this.. on the town square. So neat. When I lived in Boulder Creek, CA, the merchants on our main street did it by setting up stands outside their stores. I love the idea of individuals doing it, though. I live in a mountain community where we all take our candy to one spot and divide it into bags, then give the bags to kids at the foot of the mountain at the entrance to the community. That is where many of my Halloween photos have come from in prior years. This year I was in the states so they are from Missouri.

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  5. janebasilblog

    My six year old grandson is sugar intolerant, but he likes to go trick or treating, so my daughter takes possession of the candy and doles it out slowly… which means that from now until Christmas (we estimate that it will all be used up round about then) he’ll be bouncing off the walls in a hyperactive state. Bah humbug 😉

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