Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween, over

Finally, around 9:00 it seemed that the trick-or-treaters had stopped ringing the doorbell. I checked up and down my street and most porch lights were off, things were quiet. So I blew out the candle in the jok-o-lantern and turned off my lights too. We had a pretty good turn out though I think not as many as last year, in spite of great weather and a full moon. I have a fair amount of candy left over which, unfortunately, won't last long! So now I'm going to fix myself a glass of wine and curl up on the couch to watch a little bit of late night horror shows and try to calm down my traumatized cats.

And, speaking of Halloween films, Dennis Hartley over at Hullabaloo has a great post up, the second half of which is called Creepy Lodgers and Seedy Inns: The 10 Worst Places to Check In at the Movies.


Mike Thomas said...

We seemed to have fewer trick-or-treaters than last year, but I chalk that up to the local high school - Brandeis - having a football game that night against O'Connor. At a lot of houses, people left bowls of candy on their doorsteps since they weren't going to be home.
Still, my kiddos had a good haul and we gave out bags of chips and Halloween pencils for a change of pace.

AnnPW said...

Seemed to me we had fewer too, but I can't blame it on a football game. It also seemed to me that this year there weren't as many older kids - they were almost all little ones accompanied by adults. All in all, a very well-behaved crowd - no tricks!