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Extended Halloween This Year

Don’t you hate it when Halloween falls on a night in the middle of the week? I sure do – it screws up everyone’s parties and late nights, because we still have school and work the next morning after the holiday. Thanks to really bad weather, though, the kids around here got an extended Halloween this year.

While the grownups had last weekend to dress in costume and party their asses off for Halloween, the kids were supposed to do their trick or treating on Thursday night. But we had severe weather on Thursday, with the worst and most dangerous storms predicted for 6:00 pm until midnight. And, let me tell you, the storms were crazy bad. We had high winds – up to 50 mph. The wind was so strong it blew me backwards about 5 feet when I stepped around the corner of the house to take out the trash. It was bad in front of the house, but as soon as I stepped around the corner, I got the full blast and since I was turned half sideways and off balance, it blew my ass across the driveway and halfway to my neighbor’s fence!

So, most places canceled trick or treating for Thursday night and were telling everyone to stay the fuck home and be safe in case of tornadoes. A few old timers said the kids should go anyway and just suck it up and be tough. But that’s kinda stupid when it’s about having fun and there’s not damned law saying the holiday HAS to be on Thursday night. But some place did tell kids to go ahead and get it over with on Thursday. And a little boy was killed when a tree blew down onto a power line and the kid was electrocuted by the downed power line. So sad and so unnecessary.

So a lot of places had trick or treating on Friday night. AND some places said, fuck it, let’s just do it Saturday night. So, even with the bad weather, depending on where you lived and whether you were able to catch a ride, you had an extended Halloween this year, with some kids actually going out all three nights and getting triple the candy!

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