Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tricking and Treating

We had trick-or-treat here in Akron last night from 5 to 7 PM. The temperature was in the 40s, but at least it didn't rain or snow. My son's girlfriend Jordyn sat in the cold with me to hand out candy, a now yearly tradition that we started just last year, and my wife made us hot chocolate later in the night.

This year I made treat bags for the little beggars. Each bag had a fun-size candy bar, a gummy skeleton or teeth, a rubber fly and a couple more small pieces of candy. I made 40 of them because we only had 32 trick-or-treaters last year. Of course this year there were around 60. So, the last 20 only got a couple of pieces of candy without the bag.

A lot of the kids didn't put a whole lot of effort into their costumes. Either they didn't have a costume at all or they just had some fake blood on their face. One kid had his costume still in the package hooked onto his back pocket. There were a few Spider-Man's, a couple of Mario's, an Autobot and a banana. The best costume I saw was a young girl dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. All in all, it was still a fun night.

Jordyn likes to manipulate the colors and saturation in photos. Here are those manipulated pics --

1 comment:

iZombie said...

it's awesome that you put such a great amount of cool energy and should be commended keeping a tradition going, even though some of the kiddies just want the candy.. and from what i see is a total "candy" score st your home.

all the best,