*I* am th’ *real* Hallaween Vee-hickle! Not that stoopid ol’ Honda!

pumpkinjeep.jpgHmmm, I wonder who is teaching The Indefatigable to talk. I have my suspicions…

Karen reports a trickle of trick ‘r’ treaters and Jay only had five. We had a few more but it was still pretty quiet. It rained here but that was toward the end of the night. We didn’t even seem to get a whole lot of the usual outsiders, the kids that get dropped off by the vanload. What is it? Are people scared to send their kids out? Do they really think everybody in every house is a child molester? Or that the candy is poisoned? Or are they afraid their kids will get a “sugar high”? Or is it because it was a school night? Or what?

I think we need to get over all of these stupid fears and learn to have fun again. I don’t care if kids get bused in to my neighborhood (well, unless there get to be TOO many). I don’t care if high school kids trick ‘r’ treat. Or even college kids. I don’t care if babies who are “too young” to trick ‘r’ treat are out there. Heck, I don’t even care if they think they are celebrating that great American holiday “Shoe On”!

Halloween is a FUN holiday! It is safe (in my neighborhood anyway) if people use common sense. A little bit of extra sugar once a year is not going to hurt anyone. Most kids are only excited about all that sugar for a few days anyway. I know. Along about Easter, I always used to throw out tons of uneaten Halloween candy. And heck, they’re probably already all sugared out from the festivities that go on at school on Halloween. Be safe. But go trick ‘r’ treating. Have fun. *We* have fun handing out candy. We need more trick ‘r’ treaters!

P.S. Click here or on the old, rusty Indefatigable for a few more pics.

4 Responses to “*I* am th’ *real* Hallaween Vee-hickle! Not that stoopid ol’ Honda!”

  1. gg Says:

    Ahhh. The wonder of power tools.

    Three Pumpkins.
    Cut off the tops with saber saw. (slanted and crooked so top fits)
    Scoop out guts into bucket.
    Drill out eyes, ears and basic nose with one inch wood drill.
    Cut shapely nose, mouth, eyes and eye brows with saber saw.

    One half hour for three pumpkins.

  2. isa Says:

    boy, i miss halloween in ann arbor.

  3. Webmomster Says:

    “Shoe On”? Is that an Ann Arbor holiday???

  4. kayak woman Says:

    It was in 1988! 😆