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About a year ago, I moved into this house in San Marcos. It's up on a really steep hill in a cul-de-sac. I bought a few bags of candy for the kids. I'm never home on Halloween, but like to leave a bowl out. I always assume when I get home it'll be gone. Hell, I wouldn't trust myself at 10 not to take 23 Snicker bars. But, there's always a substantial amount left when I get home (for the sake of my diet, I wish there wasn't).

My neighbor told me the other day he sees one, maybe two kids at his door each Halloween (that's all I needed to hear; half the bag of candy is already gone!)

I also figured, with the bad air quality from the fires, and Halloween on a week night, there probably won't be a lot of trick or treaters anyway.

I remember, since my stepdad was a letter carrier, walking his route in Mira Mesa. I think it was 250 houses, but I'm not sure. My brothers and I were tired by house 25, with our empty pillow cases becoming full of candy, and the adults giving it to us saying "Hello Mailman John!" and then given us a few extra pieces because of it.

Well, if it was me at 10, I'd wear a gas mask if the fires made the air quality bad, or if there was a world war, or whatever. I'd walk up hills, barefoot in the snow, for a tiny bite size (don't even get me started on that stupid phrase) Mr. Goodbar.

Wait a second. That last line sounded like something my dad would say. Oh damn. I have turned into him.

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We used to get loads of kids (guisers), I was one of them. But nobody seems to bother anymore which is a shame. Too many people are strangers to each other.

Oct. 28, 2007

Mexicans all over Tijuana loading up their vans with kids and bringing them northward.........they're smart enough to bypass imperial beach and head straight for Coronado!

Oct. 29, 2007

I remember as a kid...my stepdad, taking us on his delivery route in Mira Mesa, said that some people back at the post office, told stories of kids going into the richer neighborhoods for the candy. But, I don't think that's the norm. I mean, it's really an awful lot of trouble, gas, and everything else. Especially when, the kids are going to hit a lot of houses with nobody home (or nobody answering). They'll have hills, if they're in La Jolla, they're brutal. And, when you can buy candy 1/2 off the day after Halloween at all the stores, and for a quarter a few weeks after Halloween, there's no point in putting that much "work" into getting free candy.

Oct. 31, 2007

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