posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 09:50 AM
This won't scare anybody now as a story - but - when it happened, I scared virtually the entire neighborhood.
This is over 25 years ago in a middle class, suburban neighborhood. This was before they changed daylight savings time to accomodate young
Spouse was at work. I turned on spooky music, rigged a quick witch/hag costume, turned off the lights and a/c, and grabbed an armful of limbs I had
cut from shrubbery. I hunched over about half my very tall height and held the shrubbery in front of me like military camoflauge.
Kids came, I rattled the branches in front of me, cackled and flipped on the switch to the pumpkin's toothey snarl.
The kids RAN! They dropped their candy bags and ran!
Hubby came home from work and I got him too! He STILL reminds me of that night every time this time of year comes around. He reminded me just a
couple nights ago in fact.
Anyway, no child ever made it to the HUMONGOUS candy in black cauldrons I had for them. They all dropped their candy instead and ran away
The next day, you could see our front lawn with a several inch layer of candy on it.
Hubby is a sweet-tooth so he was in children's paradise with the new lawn decoration.
It took all day to clean up all the candy from the scared kiddoes.