10.31.2006

Reposted From Last Year Because I Laugh Every Year When I Think About It

My good friend Kevin Clark tells the story of his first year of handing out candy in his Fort Worth neighborhood on Halloween. As the night wore down, a few stragglers were still knocking on doors. Kevin had run out of treats late in the evening but that, of course, didn't stop his doorbell from ringing one more time. As he looked around his house for something to to give in lieu of candy, he saw a "change dish" with a variety of loose coins that had accumulated over time. As Kevin tells it, he grabbed a handful of coins, opened the door, dropped the coins in the kid's basket and told him "Happy Halloween". To Kevin's horror the kid turned, ran to the edge of the front porch, and screamed for all potential trick or treaters to hear: "He's giving away mooooooooooney!!!!!"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've done that! We live down a dark, unlit country road in "God's Country". I take care of my elder parents, both diabetics, so we don't keep candy 'round here, and altho we turn the lights out, hard-core candy-getters still come our way from time to time. I hope not this year - I gave all my pennies to our home health care nurse to spend in Shreveport just a few weeks ago, cat hair, dustballs and all. She told us "she didn't win anything"! IF some kiddos are willing to travel down the dark, scary path to my house tonight, they will get QUARTERS, the ones I save for the GWB Parkway toll boothes. Geeezzzz, I hate going to the metromess.

Anonymous said...

And I had 50 kids on my porch within 2 minutes. Memorable and fun.

*ME* said...

That's Fuuuunnnnyyy!!!