Saturday, January 13, 2007

Budding Pirate (newfydog)

I had a good laugh at the budding pirate, and so
true about saying "Charity Please" We would bring a pilloew case out with us and
load it up with candy. We would start on my street Melrose and head toward the
Ave"s we would still have candy at xmass left over from Halloween. Verdun was
good for that, some of the neighbours would make us sing for it!


Thanks for reminding me of the


winnie3ave MSN said...

Lynn. We are living in a rural area and do not get any trick or treaters now. When we lived in a more populated area, I would sometimes ask the kids to sing for their treats. I would tell them they would get double if they sang. I did give them all double treats if at least one of them sang. The traditions continue!!!! Winston Allison
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mom1945-linda MSN said...

I remember Hallowe'ens when we used to get real baked cookies and pieces of cake as "treats".  Then there were those houses that had us bobbing for apples in a tub of water.  And, I used to wonder how all the neighbours knew who we were, even though we were in disguise, lol.   Thems the days.

newfydog9 MSN said...

Re:  Singing for your Treats....when I was around 5-6, we lived on Rushbrooke and there was a house down past the Store where they would bring you in and you had to sing or dance or recite poetry...whatever!! get your Treats.  Wow - imagine trying to bring a 'little kid' into a stranger's house today....the cops would be there in a second accusing you of abduction or something.  It's so sad sometimes, isn't it -  that the trust and innocence of when we grew up has changed so much.  I guess that's why we're SO lucky to be able to reflect back to our 'Happy Days' of the 40's, 50's 60's.  I used to LOVE that show Happy Days 'cause it was so true....boys chasing girls, girls chasing boys, hotrods, smoking, cherry cokes, fries with gravy...  oh sigh.

levisjeans7 MSN said...

It is so true what you said about bringing kid's
into the house to sing or dance for their treats. Gone are the days when your
Mom or Your neighbours Mom could smack you in the back of the head if you getout
of line