Halloween Candy And Spooky Pictures


I know of only one other adult blogger, who eagerly anticipates Halloween as much as I do.

Her name is Mel.

*waving*

Hi Mel!

And she anticipates it so much so, that she has a countdown clock at the bottom of her blog page which stays there all year, letting her know how long it is until Halloween. And it’s funny because I will start looking at that clock during the spring and summer months, just to see how many days, minutes and seconds remain until the NEXT Halloween.

Yup, Mel and I LOVE Halloween!

And it’s not that I get dressed up every year and go Trick or Treating, but I still love seeing all the candy and decorations in the stores at the start of the fall season.

My mother and father were HUGE Halloween people, so they always made it very special for us kids.

Beginning October 1st, our home was decorated in a Halloween motif; a cardboard skeleton on the front door; cardboard cats and witches in our windows; cobwebs hanging from the light fixtures in our dining room and foyer; carved pumpkins; and TONS of candy in preparation for all the Trick or Treaters who would come knocking at our door on Halloween night.

We even had scary music playing at the front door of our house, which was a series of spooky sound effects from an LP I played on my record player.

Oh, what FUN that was!

I feel a bit sorry for the kids today because they don’t seem to go Trick or Treating anymore, other than maybe going to the mall for an hour and receiving candy from the retail stores. But it’s just not the same.

When I was a kid, I would go from house to house in our neighborhood for HOURS filling up my bag, then go home and dump all the candy out, then go back out again for another round.

And speaking of candy….I created two photo collages with some of my favorite Halloween treats that I would get in my Trick or Treat bag as a kid. Some of which I still eat.

Here they are…


1) Candy Corn - I know most people think these are disgusting, but I LOVE them more than my own life!
2) Mary Jane - I can still eat these until they come out of my EARS!
3) Dots - I know most people think these are disgusting too, but I LOVE them. Especially the black ones.
4) Mini-Size Candy Bars - my favorites were Snickers, Milky Way, and Almond Joy.


5) Bazooka Bubble Gum - the BEST bubble gum for blowing BUBBLES!
6) Mini Tootsie Rolls - I can eat like a TRILLION of these!
7) Candy Dots on paper - I love how these would turn my lips and tongue all sorts of bright colors!
8) Vampire Wax Lips - I love how these things tasted – like Pepsin.

And speaking of VAMPIRE’S…here are some spooky images I created by editing four photographs, transforming myself into a creature of the night!





Happy Monday from the Count D.

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65 comments

  1. I've never heard of Mary Jane (well at least not the candy!) Have had some brownies of the same name, but that's a different story.


    We'll be getting the garage all decked out with our haunted house for another year of fun and frights. Already had a few people ask about it. We bought four GIANT bags of candy at Costco for all the little monsters, ghouls and goblins. We get them by the truckload around here. It's fun seeing all the costumes and even more fun scaring the crap out of the teenage girls!

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  2. "I've never heard of Mary Jane (well at least not the candy!) Have had some brownies of the same name, but that's a different story."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahha!

    Bwhahahhahahahahahahahahaha!

    Bwhahahahaahahahahahahahaha!

    Jeff, that made me HOWL! CRACKED. ME. UP.!!!!

    And yes, I remember you posting about how you decorate your garage into a haunted house. How COOL and FUN is that!

    "We bought four GIANT bags of candy at Costco for all the little monsters, ghouls and goblins."

    WOW! And I'm so glad to hear that you still get Trick or Treaters in your neighborhood because so many people have told me they hardly get many anymore.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a SUPER week!

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  3. Rob LenihanOctober 21, 2013

    Yikes! Franken-Ronnie is rising from the grave! Love this post, buddy! My neighborhood in Brooklyn used to be jammed with so many little trick-or-treaters we could've used a traffic cop.


    Boy, your parents really went to town, didn't they? That's so cool they way they decorated your house. Those candies brought back so many memories--even the stuff I hated, like, uh, candy corn!


    My mom used to make homemade costumes for us. One year my sister and I went as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. (No, I don't have any pictures!)


    I still do see some parents out with their kids in my neighborhood and that makes me happy. Children need to get away from computers and enjoy some old time trick or treating!


    Have a scary great weekend, Count Ronnie, and beware of anyone who says "bite me!"

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  4. I don't share your enthusiasm, I'm afraid. We don't go a bundle on Halloween where I live (sorry, Mel) and trick or treating is frowned on by the oldies who don't like answering the door on dark Halloween nights. Mind you, it's been quiet the last few years so perhaps the habit has died out. However, I love what you did with transforming yourself into a Frankenstein person. You have SUCH imagination, my friend.


    Happy Monday, have a great week x

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  5. Halloween is becoming bigger and more popular over here, though when I was a child it wasn't celebrated at all - mind you that was back in the year dot. LOL I usually have a huge bag of treats ready at the door for the neighbourhood children coming trick or treating but last year we didn't get a single one! The treats weren't wasted though because our grandchildren claimed them. ;)

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  6. Oh Ron, what a fun post to read on a Monday morning back at work. I love that your mother and father were so into Halloween and made it special for you. Since moving to Florida, I noticed they don't Trick or Treating like we used to in the northeast when I was a kid.

    I love Mary Jane's too but I can't eat them anymore because they bother my teeth. They're so delicious because I like peanut butter center. The pictures you made of yourself are so clever. How did you do it? Love the one of you and the bird.

    This year for Halloween my girlfriends and I are having a house party with some of our friends. Costumes are opitional but I'm hoping most people come dressed.

    Have a wonderful week, Ron. And thank you for the smiles this morning.

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  7. Happy, happy, HAPPY! :-) The shoes--WOW! AND LOOK at that pile of candy. Gosh, I loved dots as a kid. I used to save pennies and buy strips of 'em, savoring every one. And then I found some in a retro candy store as an adult--um....yeah...notsomuch.......not sure why they were special as a child, but the adult experience tells me I mighta just wanted the sugar rush. LOL I DO still like Mary Janes--and Bit-o-Honey will do if I can't locate the other. And yup--sickening sweet candy corn. LOL We have a bowl--he-who-tried-some wasn't sure why we got 'em cuz neither of us appear to like them much.
    Ummmm....hello?! Cuz they're cute in the bowl! LOL AND they're 'all things Halloween'! Silly question. Pffffft.


    I LOVE Halloween!!! :-) We have THE bestest neighborhood for trick or treating. (The neighbors blame me. LOLOL) It's a wee town, folks know each other and it's just FUN. And yes, the adults still walk around with the kiddos, door to door. We have treats for the adults, too. Special ones for the adults who dress up WITH the kiddos. Oh my gosh, the kiddos are just precious. Seriously precious. It's worth the efforts just for those few hours watching their joy and laughter yaknow? *I* wanna go to Jeff's place and watch he-who-does-scary get spooked. LOL I'm not one for spooky stuff--totally doesn't go with the 'Loves Halloween' bit, huh? Go figure Mel's a bit contrary. (Oh, I adored the Halloween photos you did AND the ooky spooky sounds. WAY cool one with the spidery web!)


    Himself still marvels at the insanity(and it does get insane!)--but after 10 years, he's gotten used to it. He even climbs the ladder to put the itsy bitsy spiders climbing up the water spout. (down came the rain and washed the spider out...lalalala)
    He does wonder why we tell kiddos not to take candy from strangers and then send them out trick or treating. Umm.....Yeah, well......we teach 'em about 'stranger danger' and sit 'em on Santa's lap, too....so pffffft!


    ((((((((( Ron )))))))))) HAPPY (almost) HALLOWEEN!!!!

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  8. Hey Rob!

    "Yikes! Franken-Ronnie is rising from the grave!"

    BOO!

    " My neighborhood in Brooklyn used to be jammed with so many little trick-or-treaters we could've used a traffic cop."

    Yes, it was the same for me when I was a kid. You would literally see TONS of kids walking around the streets in costumes as soon as it got dark until 10 PM at night. My parents went WAY out with holiday decorations because they were like kids themselves.

    "My mom used to make homemade costumes for us. One year my sister and I went as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. (No, I don't have any pictures!)"

    Oh how CUTE! I wish you had pictures because I bet you and sister ROCKED as Raggedy Ann and Andy!

    Glad to hear that you still do see some parents out with their kids. Here in the city, I will see them out during the day, but rarely at night. And if I do, it's more in residential areas of the city.

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a SUPER week!

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    Count Ronnie

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  9. Goooood morning Valerie!

    " We don't go a bundle on Halloween where I live (sorry, Mel) and trick or treating is frowned on by the oldies who don't like answering the door on dark Halloween nights."



    Yes, I've heard from others that Halloween is not as big in the UK as it is here in the States. It's big here, but the Trick or Treating part has gotten spotty in areas. Some people still do, others not so much. And living in a city, you don't see it as much.


    Thank you. I made those photos over at PicMonkey, using their Halloween themed software.


    Have a lovely Monday and week, dear lady, and thanks for stopping by!


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  10. Good morning Pearl!

    "Halloween is becoming bigger and more popular over here, though when I was a child it wasn't celebrated at all - mind you that was back in the year dot."

    HA! Love it...the year dot!

    " I usually have a huge bag of treats ready at the door for the neighbourhood children coming trick or treating but last year we didn't get a single one!"



    It's kind of the same here. I hear so many people say that they maybe got a handful of kids at their door.


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a wonderful week!


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  11. Hola Denise!

    Yes, my parents LOVED Halloween, as they did all the seasonal celebrations. They were like kids themselves - HA!

    "Since moving to Florida, I noticed they don't Trick or Treat like we used to in the northeast when I was a kid."

    Yup, that's what I noticed too when we moved to Florida. It was mainly a "mall thing." By the time we had moved to Florida, I was a young adult, so I didn't go out Trick or Treating, I went to parties with my friends.

    "I love Mary Jane's too but I can't eat them anymore because they bother my teeth. They're so delicious because I like peanut butter center."

    I know what you mean about the teeth because those things STICK to your teeth like GLUE.

    Thank you. I made those photos over at PicMonkey, using their Halloween themed software. The photos were originally black and white.

    "This year for Halloween my girlfriends and I are having a house party with some of our friends. Costumes are opitional but I'm hoping most people come dressed."



    Good for you! I hope you and your friends have a GREAT time!


    Thanks for stopping, girl. Have a FAB week!

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  12. I totally enjoy Halloween, except for those who do the gruesome stuff at some of those 'haunted houses.' I did a post one time about how disturbing some of it is.

    But I LOVED trick or treating as a kid and miss my kids dressing up and going. We get tons of kids here, usually about 100. I remember taking the kids once in our old neighborhood and some guy was in his driveway in a wheelchair, acting all creepy.....I thought it was a HOOT!

    However, your candy choices kinda suck, Ronnie! Bahahaha! I only like the chocolate bars. Well, I did like the vampire teeth as a kid. We used to chew up the wax for the flavor and then spit it out! Gross, huh?

    Your last photo is HOT!

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  13. Hahahahaha.....Jeff's comment cracked me up too!

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  14. *waving*

    Hiya Mel!!!!! I couldn't WAIT for you to see this post!! I kept thinking of you all weekend as I was preparing it.

    " I DO still like Mary Janes--and Bit-o-Honey will do if I can't locate the other. And yup--sickening sweet candy corn. LOL"

    Yup... LOVE Bit-o-Honey as well!!!!! And I think you and I are the ONLY people who love Candy Corn.

    "THE bestest neighborhood for trick or treating. (The neighbors blame me. LOLOL) It's a wee town, folks know each other and it's just FUN. And yes, the adults still walk around with the kiddos, door to door. We have treats for the adults, too."

    Oh, how FAAAAAAAAABULOUS! And I remember last year when you said that you had a TON of kids. Yipeeee! I miss that living in a city because you don't see many kiddos in costumes, except for during the day.

    " *I* wanna go to Jeff's place and watch he-who-does-scary get spooked."

    Meeeeeeeee too! I remember when he posted photos of the Haunted House in his garage a few years ago and thought it was AWESOME!

    "Himself still marvels at the insanity(and it does get insane!)--but after 10 years, he's gotten used to it."

    Yes, I know it's not as big a tradition in the UK as it is here. But several other commenters shared that it's getting more popular.

    "(((((((( Ron )))))))))) HAPPY (almost) HALLOWEEN!!!!Ohhhhhh......I loved the Monster Mash! Guess what I'll be humming. ;-)"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Glad you enjoyed the MONSTER MASH. I put that on my sidebar for YOU!!! When I was a kid, I used to dance to that song, which I had on a 45 record!


    Much thanks for stopping by, Halloween-loving friend! Have a fantabulous week!


    (((((((((((((( You ))))))))))))


    X,
    Count Ronnie Dracula

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  15. Yes...wasn't his comment FAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS??? I laughed my ass off! Jeff is sooooooooooo funny!!!!!

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  16. I never got enough of the chocolate bars (Muskateers, Nestles' Crunch, and M&M's), nor of the candy corn -- believe it or not, even Dallas loves candy corn, ha!
    The ones I hated were the homemade popcorn balls. I couldn't eat popcorn, and my folks refused to let us eat something when they didn't know how *clean* it was!
    To this day, I'm not a big Halloween fan, but I love Autumn -- the decor', the cooler weather, everything. You did a great job with your Dracula editing!
    Have a super Monday, Ron!

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  17. Hey there Bijoux!

    "except for those who do the gruesome stuff at some of those 'haunted houses.' I did a post one time about how disturbing some of it is."

    Yes, I think I remember you posting about that. They do a HUGE haunted house thing here in Philly at The Eastern State Penitentiary, over in the Fairmount Park area. And as much as I love Halloween and scary stuff, I cannot get myself to go to that because I hear it is SO scary - like monsters jumping out from behind doors and chasing you. OMG...no way!!!

    "We get tons of kids here, usually about 100. I remember taking the kids once in our old neighborhood and some guy was in his driveway in a wheelchair, acting all creepy.....I thought it was a HOOT!"

    Oh, that's so great to hear!!!! WOW...100???? That's awesome!!!!

    "However, your candy choices kinda suck, Ronnie!"

    Bwhahahahhahha! I know, MANY people tell me that!

    "Well, I did like the vampire teeth as a kid. We used to chew up the wax for the flavor and then spit it out! Gross, huh?"

    Yes, the wax would turn into gum that you would chew. But the flavor didn't last very long.

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week!

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  18. Hellooooooooooo Debbie!


    " nor of the candy corn -- believe it or not, even Dallas loves candy corn, ha!"


    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay...another Candy Corn lover! I know that most people think Candy Corn is gross, but I can't help it...I LOVE it. But the bad thing about it is that once I start, I can't stop eating it.


    "The ones I hated were the homemade popcorn balls. I couldn't eat popcorn, and my folks refused to let us eat something when they didn't know how *clean* it was!"


    Yes, we weren't permitted to eat anything that wasn't wrapped. Apples were a big thing to give out when I was a kid, but those we DIDN'T eat.


    "To this day, I'm not a big Halloween fan, but I love Autumn -- the decor', the cooler weather, everything."


    Yes, I know a lot of people who are not a big Halloween fan. But Autumn? Yes!


    Thank you. I created those Dracula pics over at PicMonkey. Love that website!


    Have an awesome week, dear lady, and thank you for stopping by!


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  19. Ron, the photos you created rock! Goth personified! That last one is eerily spectacular. And the one with bird sitting on your shoulder gave me the chills.


    I enjoy Halloween as well. I think Halloween should be once a month.


    Cool post, dude Dracula!

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  20. Hiya Matt!

    " And the one with bird sitting on your shoulder gave me the chills."

    That's actually my favorite one because I LOVE crows! And it's so ironic because yesterday afternoon while I was sitting in the park, there were a TON of crows flying around. I don't what it is about crows, but I love them. They're such a mysterious-looking bird. And they're also VERY smart.

    "I enjoy Halloween as well. I think Halloween should be once a month."

    HA! I AGREE!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super week!

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  21. Unfortunately Halloween is not typical UK celebration. It is slowly picking up here, but was not a thing we even knew about when I was a child. However, I didn't need Halloween to eat kids sweets. I ate all the left over sweets we bought to give to kids last year.

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  22. Mary Jane?
    Isn't that....?

    No, can't be...not for Trick or Treat, surely?

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  23. "However, I didn't need Halloween to eat kids sweets. I ate all the left over sweets we bought to give to kids last year."

    HA! You GO, Babs! And that's what I would have done too :)

    Yes, I've heard from several other UK bloggers that Halloween is not typically celebrated there, but is picking up. It's celebrated here, but the Trick or Treating part is sporadic in certain areas, like cities.

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a super week!

    X to you and Mo!

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  24. "Mary Jane? Isn't that....?"


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No, not THAT. But Mary Jane candies definitely give you a nice HIGH.


    SUGAR.


    Thanks for stopping by, bud. Have a most excellent week!


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  25. I shall attempt to have a most bodacious week dude, most excellent photos by the way.
    Peace out.

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  26. I love halloween as well! This year I have a catwoman costume all ready and I cannot wait to go! Maybe I will have to do a blog post and share my costume with everyone....maybe. I am glad I am not the only candy corn lover. That stuff is addictive! Such a fun and holiday appropriate post thanks for sharing!

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  27. i'm a halloween crab and i guess holidays too. they're all commercial, pagen and not "real" or based on stories or lies. sorry to be a pooper on your holiday, but i love you.

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  28. "This year I have a catwoman costume all ready and I cannot wait to go! Maybe I will have to do a blog post and share my costume with everyone....maybe."

    Oooooo Shae, you GO, girl! Love your idea for a catwoman costume! Yes, I would love to see it on your blog if you decide to share it.

    " I am glad I am not the only candy corn lover. That stuff is addictive!"

    You love candy corn too???? So far, two people here said they like candy corn. Yahoooooooo! Candy corn LIVES!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Catwoman. Have a Meow of a week!

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  29. Yes, I know you're not crazy for all the holiday hoopla.


    That's okay, Val.


    LOVE YOU!!!!


    And thanks for stopping by, girl. Hope your first day back after you vacay was faaaaabulous!


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  30. Mark PetruskaOctober 21, 2013

    I don't understand why anybody would find Candy Corn disgusting. I love them, and usually have a small supply on hand year-round! I'm a big lover of Halloween, too. Case in point: my cubicle at work is decorated with cobwebs, spiders, skulls, gravestones, and creepy hanging monsters. I'm the only one in the office to have done this, but everybody who walks by comments on how cool it looks.


    Wait 'til I bring my fog machine in next week!

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  31. AhahahahH! You crack me up, Ron!

    And also - I love LOVE love Candy Corn! It's soooo delicious!

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  32. "I don't understand why anybody would find Candy Corn disgusting. I love them, and usually have a small supply on hand year-round!"

    I know Mark, I love them too, but whenever I've mentioned that to someone, they always go, "OMG...how GROSS!" The bad thing with me though is that once I start eating them, I cannot stop.

    " Case in point: my cubicle at work is decorated with cobwebs, spiders, skulls, gravestones, and creepy hanging monsters. I'm the only one in the office to have done this, but everybody who walks by comments on how cool it looks."

    Yahooooooooooo! You GO, BOY!!!!! And please...you gotta take a picture and either post it on your blog or just email it to me because I would love to see what it looks like.

    "Wait 'til I bring my fog machine in next week!"

    HAHAHHAHAHAHA!

    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a fantabulously wonderful week!

    X to you and Tara!

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  33. OMG Meleah, you love candy corn too? WOW...I'm finding out that more people like candy corn than I thought there was because most people tell me they think it's disgusting.


    Candy Corn people UNITE!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a stupendous week and I look forward to you "Doing Things Different" in Nov.!

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  34. I LOVE IT!! Sooooo much! I can eat a whole bag ­ BY MYSELF!

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  35. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee too!


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  36. Ron, the edited photographs are so impressive! Love the second one especially. It looks like an album cover for some rock goth band. You are so creative! I'm a big fan of Halloween myself because no matter old I get, I still feel like a kid when I see all the decorations, candy and costumes in the stores. A few years ago, I took my sisters kids out Trick or Treating and I think I had more fun than they did.


    And is there anything more tasty than Toosie Rolls? I can eat a million as well.

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  37. You are a trip! I love me some candy corn! Now, the candy corn shoes, not so much, lol!

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  38. Herman TurnipOctober 21, 2013

    Heh...lovin' the your saucy vampire pic...genius!

    Yeah, Halloween 'round these parts is quite the thing. We throw a party every year for it. And there seems to be no end to the kids who trick-or-treat in the neighborhood. We still have a few decorations to put up, but we're just about ready. The last step is the smoke machine and hanging the laser lights on the front porch.

    Come to our house and you get handfuls of candy. We do our best not to skimp, because Karin and I know how much fun this night is for the kids.

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  39. Hey there Suzi!

    "I love me some candy corn! Now, the candy corn shoes, not so much, lol!"



    HA! I know, aren't those shoes a TRIP? I can just see me wearing them to work on Halloween, all dressed in my black shirt and pants. I don't think anyone would notice, do you? HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a spectacular week!


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  40. Thank you, Herman :) I had a blast creating those photos over at PicMonkey. They a have a great Halloween editing software that gives you tons of features to play around with. FUN!

    " We still have a few decorations to put up, but we're just about ready. The last step is the smoke machine and hanging the laser lights on the front porch."



    OMG...that sounds AWESOME!! And I think it's so great that you and Karin make such a big deal about Halloween because I bet the kids LOVE it!!!!!


    *applause*


    Much thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a fantabulous week!


    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!


    P.S. I hope you post some photos of Tyler in his Halloween costume.

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  41. OMG OMG OMG MARY JANES!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!!! I WILL EAT THE ENTIRE BAG!!!! Yeaaaa!!!!


    Remember the candy sticks you dip in powder? And the wax bottles with juice?


    I loved Halloween more than anything else.... it was my favorite holiday! The best part is coming home and dumping all your candy on the floor to see what you got.


    We have a house that decorates for a month in our neighborhood.... we walk all around it for 15 minutes each Halloween - there is always something new!

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  42. Hellooooooo Katherine!

    Don't you just LOVE Mary Janes??? They are the BOMB! But once I start eating them I can't stop!

    "Remember the candy sticks you dip in powder? And the wax bottles with juice?"

    OMG....yes I do!!!!!!

    "The best part is coming home and dumping all your candy on the floor to see what you got."

    You said it! The BEST part! And I loved sifting through what I didn't like and swapping out with my younger brother - HA!

    "We have a house that decorates for a month in our neighborhood.... we walk all around it for 15 minutes each Halloween - there is always something new!"



    Sounds AWESOME!!!!! Many of the row homes here in Philly really go all out with decorations. In fact, last year I did post on some of the homes.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a spectacular week!

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  43. Hey there Jean!

    Thank you :) I used PicMonkey to edit this photos, but I am also enjoying Pixlr as well. Thanks again for sharing that instructional post on your blog!

    "I know where to send my candy corn and dots this year. :-)

    HA! Oh goodie!!!

    Mary Janes are to die for!!! I love those things.

    "My daughters trick-or-trick at the nearby casinos, and trunk-or-treat at a shopping center."

    Wow...I had no idea they did trick or treating at the casinos. I wonder if they do that at the casinos in Atlantic City too?

    "They haven't a clue about the door to door walking of the neighborhoods that we did as children."

    That was the BEST, wasn't it?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a super-duper week!

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  44. I love the sound effects!! I love Halloween, too. When I was younger (20's), my friends and I would throw a HUGE Halloween party every year and we would start planning our costumes in May. We wouldn't let anyone in without a costume.
    That's so fun that your parents were so into Halloween. Because my Dad was so creative, he liked to make my costume every year. When I was 11, he made me a cigarette box costume. I probably would have won the school costume contest if the teachers weren't so horrified that an 11 year old was dressed like a carcinogen.
    It seems you have a penchant for chewy candy so you probably don't eat as much cuz it takes longer to eat, right? I'm just kidding. I know better than that!
    Love the photos! The last one is my favorite.

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  45. "OMG! Those shoes are adorable!!!!!"

    OMG...aren't they faaaaaaabulous, Lisa??? I want a pair - HA!

    "And for those of us who remember those vampire lip wax things....well, I can only say we've dated ourselves."

    HAHAHAHHAHA! Yes, waaaaaaaay dating ourselves. I mean do they even make those anymore?

    " When the daughters were in elementary school, us room moms put on some wicked Halloween parties, complete with cauldrons and dry ice! It. Was. Awesome."

    That sounds like SUCH fun! And I love that you went way out for your Halloween parties!

    Yaaaaaaaaaay Halloween!

    Oh, and btw, I read your post and LOVED it! I left you a comment too!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week!

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  46. Helloooooooooo Chrissy!

    I found those sounds effects on a website that enables you to embed different kinds of sounds on your blog. Aren't they cool?

    "When I was younger (20's), my friends and I would throw a HUGE Halloween party every year and we would start planning our costumes in May. We wouldn't let anyone in without a costume."

    You GO, girl! And I love that you started planning your costumes in MAY!!!

    "I probably would have won the school costume contest if the teachers weren't so horrified that an 11 year old was dressed like a carcinogen."

    Bwhahahahahhaahaha! OMG...I am rolling on the floor, dying- LAUGHING at that! And how ingenious of your father to come up with that costume!!!

    "It seems you have a penchant for chewy candy so you probably don't eat as much cuz it takes longer to eat, right? I'm just kidding. I know better than that!"



    HA! Yup...you know better than that, girl. I ADORE candy!


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a super week!


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  47. Yes, I think parents may be more hesitant with the Trick or Treating, door to door, than years ago. Yet, it surprised me how many people said that they still see kids Trick or Treating in their neighborhoods today!?

    "Plus too many parents are so concerned about "sugar" being so bad for their kids but don't think anything of allowing their kids to play video games 10 hours a day without any exercise."

    HA! LOVED that! And you're spot on!!!!!

    Much thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fantabulous week!

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  48. Ron, a crow if my favorite bird too! Because like you said, they're such a mysterious-looking bird. And I love their color. Black.

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  49. Black, yes, my FAVORITE color! And they're almost a BLUE black. And I love their shape, very sharp.

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  50. Halloween is the best!! I'm praying we don't get an epic storm this year like the last two years.... I used to go all out for Halloween, but didn't get a chance the last two. Last year bummed me out the most--a couple girlfriends and I were going to dress up as prisoners from Oz (yeah I know we're weird), I had my Schillinger outfit ready to go and then stupid Superstorm Sauron came along and ruined everything.
    I don't think the Oz costume would go over too well at the church Halloween party though, so this year it's back to Marie Antoinette. :D


    You have weird favs for candy. Or perhaps smart ones, because I can't see anyone bingeing on enough of those to gain 20 pounds overnight, which is what usually happens once I get a hold of a bag of peanut butter cups.


    I LOVE the pic of you with the bird on your shoulder.


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  51. Helloooooooo Mitch!

    Yahooo....another Halloween lover!

    OMG...that's right, I forgot about the storm last year. But hey, your idea for getting dressed up as prisoners from Oz was BRILLIANT!!!

    "I don't think the Oz costume would go over too well at the church Halloween party though, so this year it's back to Marie Antoinette. :D"

    Bwhahahahaha! Hilarious! No, probably not at CHURCH, but I do love your idea this years costume - Marie Antionette!

    "You have weird favs for candy."

    I know, my taste in candy is so bizarre. I'm one of those people who LOVES all the black jelly beans at Easter.

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the photo. That's my favorite one as well. I LOVE crows!

    Always great seeing ya, Mitch, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  52. Ron, another candy favorite of mine is a Heath Bar!

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  53. OMG...I agree, Robert! TO DIE FOR! I also like Skor Bars, which are similar to a Heath!


    Yummy!

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  54. So fitting that I stop by and read THIS post when I JUST posted about going to a Halloween party!!! I adore Halloween! And we actually did dress up this year, although that's not something we do all the time.
    Growing up, it sure was a big deal though! Pillow cases full of goodies... trying to get the better candy in trades with my younger sister. haha
    We get a decent crowd of kids come thru our neighborhood. I have had to go out and buy more candy some years!


    Love the photos... what program did you use to do them up? So creative!
    And the sound effects, soooo spooky, loved it!


    As for candy, I used to love MJ's but can't eat them anymore. :( These days I'm all about the Peppermint Patties, the mini Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, M&M's and Almond Joys. OMG, I need a snack now....

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  55. Helloooooooooo Mary!

    "I adore Halloween! And we actually did dress up this year, although that's not something we do all the time."

    OMG...how faaaaaabulous is that!!!!!

    I haven't gone to a Halloween party in YEARS. But it's funny because I saw so many people in my apartment building going out to parties over the weekend. I saw a girl dressed as Mary Poppins in the elevator. And her costume was AWESOME!

    "We get a decent crowd of kids come thru our neighborhood. I have had to go out and buy more candy some years!"

    That is so great to hear because I hardly see any in the city and I miss that.

    "Love the photos... what program did you use to do them up?"

    Thank you. I used PicMonkey. They have a Halloween editor that you can use. It's a BLAST.

    "These days I'm all about the Peppermint Patties, the mini Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, M&M's and Almond Joys."

    Sounds right up alley too! LOVE all those as well!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor. Have a fantabulous week!

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    P.S. hasn't the weather been beautiful?

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  56. I think parents have put the kibosh on Hallowe'en. They are too afraid for their kids to receive nasty things in their bags. There have always been creeps out there, we just didn't know it because we used to live in neighborhoods.
    Plus too many parents are so concerned about "sugar" being so bad for their kids but don't think anything of allowing their kids to play video games 10 hours a day without any exercise.

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  57. Helloooooooo Geraldine!

    Sorry about your comment not going through. BAD Disqus!!!! I have no idea why it does that sometimes, but it's just random and I can't figure out why?!

    "For me, the best part is definitely remembering going out for HOURS on Halloween night as a kid, going all over town, picking up the loot. We had so much fun."

    OMG...we did too!!!! Although, several people here said that Trick or Treating stills goes on because they get TONS of kids in their neighborhood. I guess because I live in a city, I don't it as much.

    "And there were teenagers out tricker treating too, do you remember that?"

    Yes I do!!! EVEN the teenagers.

    "I loathe candy corn, LOATHE IT!!! but loved seeing the other sweeties above."

    HAHAHAHHAAHAHA! I know, many people don't like candy corn. They think it's HIDEOUS.

    "And you Ron are one scary dude in those last pics, but still handsome at the same time!!!"

    Thank you :) I had so much fun editing those pics. I love vampires!!

    Much thanks for stopping back and recommenting, my friend. Hope you're having a spooktacular week!

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  58. I left a comment here a couple of days ago but I wasn't sure if it went through, I guess not. Disqus was being difficult. :<(
    Anyhoo...great post Ron. I love Halloween too. For me, the best part is definitely remembering going out for HOURS on Halloween night as a kid, going all over town, picking up the loot. We had so much fun. People were dishing out candy even after midnight in those days and we lived in a city of 150,000 so not a little town. Different times. I know all the candy isn't good for anyone but I do feel bad that kids now can't share that kind of magic we had in the 60's and 70's. And there were teenagers out tricker treating too, do you remember that?
    I loathe candy corn, LOATHE IT!!! but loved seeing the other sweeties above. And you Ron are one scary dude in those last pics, but still handsome at the same time!!!
    Happy Week, G
    PS: I hope this works this time. ;<)

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  59. OMG! Those shoes are adorable!!!!! And for those of us who remember those vampire lip wax things....well, I can only say we've dated ourselves. :-) When the daughters were in elementary school, us room moms put on some wicked Halloween parties, complete with cauldrons and dry ice! It. Was. Awesome. We plan to trick or treat with Peanut around some of the closer neighbors this year since she's old enough to really enjoy the experience. And since you love this holiday, I think you'd really like my post from last year: http://www.peripheralperceptions.org/2010/10/29/holiday-without-a-home/

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  60. Ron, you look great! Your eyes are so piercing!
    I know where to send my candy corn and dots this year. :-)
    I've never tried Mary Janes or Vampire Wax Lips. Might be time to track those items down.

    My daughters trick-or-trick at the nearby casinos, and trunk-or-treat at a shopping center. They haven't a clue about the door to door walking of the neighborhoods that we did as children.

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  61. Hey ho Robert!

    Thank you :) I had so much fun creating those photos. I spent an entire evening playing around with all the editing features over at PicMonkey. I love that website!

    " I'm a big fan of Halloween myself because no matter old I get, I still feel like a kid when I see all the decorations, candy and costumes in the stores."

    Me too! Halloween always makes me feel like a big kid. Love it! Love it! Love it!

    "And is there anything more tasty than Toosie Rolls? I can eat a trillion as well."

    Amen to Tootsie Rolls! And I like the bite-size ones because they're just the right size to POP in my mouth!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have a frightfully excellent week! Only 9 mores days until Halloween!

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