Watch Your Children on Halloween Night

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

I was sitting here reminiscing about Halloween night, 40 long years ago in 1969.  Believe it or not, we had just moved into a new home, a few days prior to close of escrow.  Our real estate agent came unexpectedly to our home, just as my little boy (then aged 4) was dressed and ready to go out trick or treating.  While we were a bit distracted with the agent, and were signing some last minute papers, the doorbell continued to ring as children in the neighborhood came to perform their ritualistic trick or treating.

When it was all over and the agent left, I looked for my son, who was nowhere in the house to be found.  I panicked as I realized he must have slipped out the door with other trick or treaters, while the business of buying our home was going on.

We managed to find him several blocks away, standing on a street corner, a little upset - a whole lot lost, but had a bag full of candy.

It is important to watch your children Halloween night.  It's a different world than it was 40 years ago. . . Just be cautious!

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Gary Woltal
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Myrl, a full bag of candy any way you look at it is GOOD.

October 20, 2009 10:22 PM
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Todd Clark
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New neighborhood easy to get lost for a little kid, but for parents easy to lose a kid on that night. All the kids in costumes, there could be 10 kids who are all wearing the same costume, it is dark, it can make it tough to tell which child is yours. I agree, be careful, it is a very different world.

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October 21, 2009 01:52 PM
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Jenny Kotulak
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
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OMG Myrl you must have been so scared.  We "lost" our 4 yr old once when we were in a shopping mall in Buffalo.  I think I was screaming out his name and I found him calmly standing in the mall.  Even to this day 21 years later nothing fazes him. 

I actually just wrote a post about my past halloweens.  I have to add some photos and will post tonight.

October 21, 2009 02:48 PM
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Debra Walsh
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What a scarey story.  Thank goodness he was fine and you located him quickly.  Important post especially after everything that has been in the news this week.

  

October 24, 2009 03:09 PM
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I was a sophomore at Texas A&M University when Dr. Ronald Clark O'Bryan of Houston laced his children's Pixy Stix with potassium cyanide, killing his young son Timothy. Halloween has never been the same for me, or for millions of other people. Have fun, but be safe.

October 29, 2009 02:58 AM
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Myrl Jeffcoat

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