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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 24


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a weekly meme called Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. One Halloween I dressed as __________________.

2. My favorite comedian is ____________________.

3.  My scariest Halloween was __________________.

4.   ________________ is my favorite Halloween treat.


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Here are  my answers:
 
1. One Halloween I dressed as a cavewoman, I fit the part well.  :-) Costumes give you the freedom to act in a more outgoing manner than you typically might do. .

2. My favorite comedian was George Carlin, he wasn't afraid to tackle edgy material. I don't have a current favorite now.

3.  My scariest Halloween was never. Halloween has always been a fun time for me, I don't do scary. The dark side of Halloween is not something I participate in.

4.  Caramel popcorn balls are my favorite Halloween treat. We used to help my Mom make them to pass out to all the trick-or-treaters.  Sadly, everyone worries about the safety of homemade treats now.
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15 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I am like you and enjoy Halloween for the fun, but not the scary stuff.I love popcorn balls, it is sad that we can't make stuff to hand out because it is tastier, but I understand safety. We don't get and trick or treaters anyway. Have a great weekend!

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    1. When my kids were small, Halloween was great fun and I'm glad they remember it that way. We live out in the country with no children nearby so we never get any trick-or-treaters, much to my disappointment.

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  2. I think that it is sad that a few bad apples out there have ruined treat making for the rest of the folks. I think it would be great fun to make some of the treats that I've heard of and I know the kids would enjoy them. But some creep somewhere puts a blade in an apple, hurts a child, and ruins the whole thing for everybody else. That is very sad. With things like that going on, we can't blame the parents for being wary. Humans have a way of ruining most everything with their evil ways.

    I bet being a cave woman was lots of fun! Was this when you were a kid or were you an adult already?

    Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Yes, it is a very unsafe world in all aspects now, Suzanne, and I wouldn't want children to risk eating homemade treats either. We can still make them for our family and friends who know us!

      I went as a cavewoman to an adult party where my then husband played in the band and went as a caveman. We had a lot of fun with it. Costumes tend to free us to act silly, and we did!

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  3. It is sad not to be able to give out the home made treats, except to close friends or at a party. Like you, i don't want to even begin to participate in the darker side of Halloween. In fact, i just call it "The Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange"!

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    1. I like your name for it a whole lot better, Mimi! When we were kids we would literally collect grocery bags full of candy, enough to last awhile, but back then candy bars and other treats were much bigger than those tiny mini-things given out now.

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  4. When I was a trick-or-treat-er, we lived just outside of Atlanta. We had to be careful of every treat we got. There were a lot of dangerous people even then.

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    1. I know that's true, especially in larger cities, David. I grew up in a small farming community and everyone pretty much knew everyone else, we walked the streets on Halloween unaccompanied by parents, and we had a great time. Many moms made homemade treats back then, but times were so different, we didn't have to live in fear. Many people didn't lock their back door at night, and cars were rarely locked. We didn't realize then how lucky we were.

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  5. I did caramel popcorn one year too - but I didn't hand it out for that very reason. We just snacked on it ourselves between answering the door. I do LOVE to dress up - I'm very much into the FUN side of Halloween where you get to be someone else for a few hours. And my costumes can definitely be a little more edge than I would normally do.
    George Carlin had the great combination of being just super funny... but also incredibly intelligent as well.

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    1. I love caramel popcorn still, especially when it's warm and sticky! Playing dress-up is great fun at any age, it brings out the child in us! We can act more outside of our normal behavior because it isn't really us! ;-) I agree about George Carlin, I don't think anyone today really compares to him on both levels.

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  6. 1. One Halloween I dressed as _B-Rad from Malibu's Most Wanted

    2. My favorite comedian is dead; Jonathan Winters.

    3. My scariest Halloween was never, I don't do scary.

    4. Candy corn and peanuts mixed together is my favorite Halloween treat.

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    1. That sounds like an interesting costume choice, Paul! Jonathan Winters was a wonderful comedian. I remember him making those wonderful expressive faces! I agree with you on scary, everyday life is scary enough I think, I don't see it as entertaining! Candy corn and peanuts would be something Papa Bear would enjoy. He even puts salted peanuts in his Dr. Pepper, something I'd never witnessed until I moved to this part of the country!

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  7. You know I do not participate in The Dark Side, at all. I do not even watch ghost shows, like you and others do. I know they are interesting and popular, but I just can't watch them. I have in the past read historical local (to a region) ghost stories. However, there have been scary Halloweens. The creepy blends in on those nights.

    George Carlin has been a favourite since I first heard him, when I was a teen. He was on SNL and he resonated within me. Many of my favourites are of that time period.

    Thanks for joining in! Hugs!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)