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I've begun to compromise. We live in a fairly nice neighborhood near a more disadvantaged area. We get carloads of kids and there are very few from our block and our own kids are now grown. A lot of the "kids" at the door were getting older and older.

I didn't want to not do it at all, so I've begun buying just a few bags of candy, or my favorite offering - a couple of cases of mini microwave popcorn*, and when it's gone, the lights go off.

Since the little ones go out early, I know they'll get a treat, and the bigger kids get something if they get to the house by about 8pm.

After 8pm, it's time to watch Young Frankenstein (our annual tradition!)

* the popcorn seems to be a huge hit with the kiddies!

Always ;-)
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