We had very few Trick-or-Treaters the last two years, but this year we had about 100 or so. I just wasn't in the mood this year so my husband did all the sweets distributing at the door. Here in the States, the habit of going door to door has been waning for instead big Halloween parties at local churches and schools. Parents figure that is safer I suppose.
In Chicago a 15 year old shot a 7 year old trick or treater.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/02/boy-15-charged-chicago-halloween-shooting-seven-year-old-girlWhat slightly baffles me are those who, earlier, said they live in small villages yet had 15/50 trick or treaters. In our small village there are only six children of primary school age and none called though they would have been most welcome. In 30 years of living in this house we have had trick or treaters just once.
philippa smith2 said:
Whilst I know this was a Halloween thread, it is close enough to 5th November to mention something my mother told me today.Her care worker had just left and was walking along the street to her next client .....a stationary car just ahead........no problem ..........suddenly the car's nearside window opened and a lit firework ( a rocket ) was tossed out on to the pavement just a foot or so ahead ........car took off and left this poor person in a state of shock but luckily unharmed.Fireworks can make a dazzling display but rather like the Trick or Treaters, there's always a few idiots on the loose at this time of year.
That’s amazing, Helix.