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As it turned out, our granddaughters and their parents had plans for Halloween night. They generally spend Halloween at the house of some friends who throw a little costume party followed by some trick-or-treating around the friends' neighborhood. But no problem. Tom and I would see our grandchildren off dressed in their costumes then they could go to their party while Tom and I would stay behind to enjoy handing out the candy to the neighborhood witches, ghosts, princesses and superheroes .
"I really don't know how popping our street will be," my daughter said. She didn't know because they didn't go trick-or-treating in their own neighborhood.
"No matter," said I. "I know there are at least a few kids around here."
As party time approached the girls got into their costumes with a friend who came over to get ready for the party with them.
And so we waited,
How, I wondered, on a street that puts on the Halloween dog like this one does,
The sun went down, the moon came up, and still no action,
"Oh yeah, that" said our son-in-law. He told us that he learned that night from some other parents that in their community certain streets are deemed Trick-or-Treat streets, and these streets are closed off to traffic so that children can trick-or-treat safely.
I agreed that was great for the kids.
Bummer for me.