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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:14 am 
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Fear mongering is the main culprit. ToT usualy starts at 3:00, and most of the people who ToT are children, and they usualy let school out an hour early when Halloween is on a weak day. Also, last year and the year before, they extended ToT from 2 to 8, because of it being on a weekend, but when it's a week night (school/work night) itls 3 to 7. I totaly agree with you. It's very harsh and very draconian, but I think it's the fear that exists today.

When I was a kid, we raced home from school, put on our costumes, and ToTed to all hours of the night. I would go out right after school, bring home a huge bag of candy, then go to the Mt. Greenwood Park party and Spook House, and then I would go out for more ToTing. Those of us who went to St. Christina's didn't have school, so we had plenty of time to enjoy Halloween.

The bags of candy I would bring home were legendery by all standards.

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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:43 pm 
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Why not leave a light on 'till 9 pm? Good idea? And, also adult party 'till midnite? All kids are gone in bed, then all adult can have a ghood party! :D

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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:32 am 
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Oh it will be a good time. I build my haunt at my parent's house and it really seems to be like the mother ship--everyone-friends, family, neighbors-they all just walk right in when there's activity going on there. The more, the scarier :)


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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:35 am 
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I have a Halloween party on the 'big day,' but I like to include the little ones. My grand nieces and nephew come over for a weenie roast in the living room fire place, and to ToT and watch some of theold Monster classics. I have a more adult party about mid month, all though this year I had to forgo it, because of financial restraints.

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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
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Nobody I know takes Halloween as seriously as I do (not even in my own family! Boo!) but they definitely start getting into the holiday spirit as the day gets closer. And everyone comes to the haunt every year, if for no other reason than to graze, socialize and witness the spectacle :)


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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:51 am 
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My oldest niece and myself are the only members of my family who really get into Halloween. All the rest can take it or leave it, or view it as the "gate way" holiday to Christmas. My older brother even once told me that I was acting "inmature," and was " alittle old" for Halloween capers.

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:11 am 
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Oh, I just don't pay attention to people with that attitude. I have more fun than they do! :P


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Same here! I ignore everyone who rolls their eyes at me for loving Halloween. They're not any fun anyways.


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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
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I ignore those kind of people too. If others don't like it fine - but leave the ones that do alone to enjoy it. Some people are such grinches! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:30 am 
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Halloween Grinches! That's a perfect name for them! The Halloween Grinches who try and ruin it for the Pumpkinheads.

What's their problem? :evil:


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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:24 am 
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It's funny, but one of my older brothers is really into Disney, and he goes to Disneyworld almost every year. When he kids me about Halloween and the fact that I still enjoy the "Peanuts" cartoons, I kid him about Mickey Mouse.

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 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:26 am 
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Not too different, when you get right down to it.


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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
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No, it's really not too different. No different at all, in fact. Additionaly, he INCESSAANTLY sings along with "It's a Small World" and it drives me CRAZY! I wans to STANGLE who ever wrote that song.

So I am going to ENJOY carving jack o'lanterns and watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown," the same way he enjoys "It's a Small World After All."

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Great Pumpkin is better than Small World. You win. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: With a yard haunt, should the porch lights stay on?
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:32 am 
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Thanks Murph, and I agree. I loved Disney and a lot of the rides and attractins there, but when it comes down to it, I would much rather watch "IT's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" then listen to:

It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
it's a small, small world.

over and over and over and over and over...........ad nausium.

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