liz_marcs (liz_marcs) wrote,

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"You're new to trick-or-treating, aren't you?"

I usually don't get trick-or-treaters, mostly because I'm off the main drag and it's fairly dark (plus, I haven't been home the last few Halloweens).

So, I do what any sane person would for Halloween. I buy candy I like, because I know I'm going to end up with most (if not all) of it.

So that means Perugina Baci for moi! (The Italian bit of my Yankee semi-muttishness really does come out at times.)

Anyway, I spotted a rare sight this evening. Trick-or-teaters! YAY!

There was a Japanese family (son UPS driver; daughter princess).

There was a Chinese dad and his daughter (princess).

There was an Indian family (son clown).

I love my neighborhood. &hearts

Anyway, I run out of my apartment with my Baci as they were collecting candy from someone else who ran out of their apartment to pass out candy and said, "Can I have trick-or-treaters, too?"

Awwwwww, so cute!

The adults in all three families, being cosmopolitan sorts, took one look at the box and started doing happy dances. The wife in the Indian family was like, "Best. Halloween. Stop. Ever."

And the Japanese wife was so totally cute. She was carrying around a bowl of candy and while I was passing out the bon-bons of deliciousness to kids and adults alike, she asked me if I'd like a piece.

I looked at her and blinked. "Um, you're new to trick-or-treating, aren't you?"

She beamed at me. "Our first year!"

I bit back the urge to say, "I would've never guessed."

Instead, I grinned at her like a loon, took the candy, and wished 'em all a Happy Halloween.

Awwwww! Sooooo cuuuuuuuute!

And so, to one and all: Happy Halloween. Blessed Samhain. And Happy New Year. My the turn of the seasons find your health, wealth, and happiness grow, and may your ancestors watch over you, guide you, and keep you in wisdom and grace.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to keep my eye out for more random trick-or-treaters just in case.

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