The dark night approaches when little creatures dressed as their altar-egos knock on doors to beg for candy exclaiming,
"Trick or Treat!"
They just want the sugar treat without a trick to barter in exchange,
Well, this old lady has a Trick in stores for those brave souls who dare knock on our door.
No, this is not a threat of some ghoulish scheme to terrorize little kids. But, I tell you what, there will be no sugar tonight given from my cauldron, for several reasons, in no particular order.
Saving the world
I have pondered this tradition with great care and concern.
My son and I have lovely neighborhood kids whom we do not want to disapoint or alienate.
I sure do no want to look like stingy wicked old witch who might get her yard TP'd out of revenge or something.
I went to the Dollar Tree to keep within our budget. I picked out a variety of non-candy junk to delight the annual beggars in disguise.
This photo shows the kind of orange and black choking hazards. The older kids can poke their eyes out with pencils, but they are old enough to know better.
I figure every one is happy with thes cheap plastic trinkets that last a day or two longer than candy and it will not cause tooth decay, either. The kids can get their tactile stimulation for a few days before Mom and Dad pitch it all in the trash.
So they don't have to stand and choose, I am making up little bags of goodies that will be passed out a few days before Halloween.
Every one is happy! The kids can get their tactile stimulation for a few days before Mom and Dad pitch it all in the trash.
Win-win! I look the good fairy instead of the wicked witch luring children into my oven.
In my photo you will see:
Choking Hazards by No Non-cents Nanna video
I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna saying, "Make good choices."
Disclaimer: none of these items are guarenteed to be safe for all children. Please supervise you rchildren very carefully.
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I wanted a piece of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum.
At age had 5 I tasted that mouth watering gum a few times before.
Standing in the grocery store line with my father I spotted the display of the yellow packages of chewing gum. I wanted to experince that fruity goodness in my mouth.
Yes, I wanted that gum.
I could taste it in my salivating mouth.
I asked my daddy to get the gum for me, but he said, "No, not unless you have your own nickle to buy it."
I wanted that gum.
I took that gum in my little hand just before we walked out of the store onto the sidewalk.
It was so easy to grab and go.
I remember the little pull strip sticking out just enough to pinch between my fingers to tear open the nickel package of gum. With 6 sticks of the sweet smelling cheiwing delight exposed, I offered to share a piece with my dad.
"Where did you get that from? I told you no you could not have it!"
I hated it when I made my father angry. He was very angry.
"Give me that young lady, right now!"
He snatched the gum right out of my hands. But, it was mine!
Daddy ripped out every stick of gum from the foil wrappers only to shove them all into his own mouth. He smacked on that gum with his mouth opening wide so I could see the chewed on peices and the sugary juice dripping out onto his lips.
I was Daddy's right hand man. How could he take all of my gum! What if he did not love me anymore?
Dad pulled me by the hand to march me back into the store.
"Excuse me, my daughter is a thief. She owes you a nickle for the gum she stole from the store."
Some one had a radio blaring. Tennesse Earnie Ford was singing, "You load sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day's older and deeper in debth. Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go-o-o-o-o! I own my soul to company store." http://youtu.be/Joo90ZWrUkU
I hung my head low, ashamed to be a thief.
Not only was I embarrased that I had not listened to my father's words about not getting gum but I understood why the buckles on my leather shoes were on the inside and not the out side. The buckles caught on each other causing me to stumble and fall on my face. My short little dress fipped up over my behind.
The boy who sacked the groceries saw my underpanties. He laughed, adding insult to injury.
Dad paid for the gum even when the checker said it was OK. My dad insisted that I had to learn a lesson to never steal again.
I worried about getting to start Kindergarten soon and having my class mates know I was a thief. I could see my self with a black and white striped pirson uniform. I would be the only Kindergartener dragging a ball and chain.
I wanted to die.
Now, the world knows I am a thief. I published the 1955 incident on the internet! I can't take back the confession.
That poor choice did haunt me the rest of my life as Daddy had predicted. Little did I know at the time that all kids take what they want when they are are 3, 4, 5 years old.
Over the decades whenever I hear the song Sixteen Tons I salivate like Pavlov's dogs. Only I taste Juicy Fruit gum.
Now it is your turn
How did you learn right from wrong? How did you feel when you got caught in a mistake when you were 5? Are there any senses that stick with out about what you did wrong?
I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cent Nanna saying, "Make good choices."
The image is of me when I was about 5 years old. This was photographed by Ken Rene' Studio, my father. copyright 1955. All rights reserved by the Bakehouse sisters.
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The best wintertime/ holiday memories start with the sense of smell of something baking.
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