14 thoughts on “HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

  1. Scott Cupp

    It’s fun to stay at the Y M C A on Halloween! Hope all is well there and not too much nasty weather from the superstorm

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  2. Dan

    I can see you’re into the Halloween spirit–a friend of mine says in NJ they’re moving it to Saturday. I wonder what Satan thinks of this?

    What are YOU going as this year?

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    1. george Post author

      Yes, we get a lot of teen-age kids on Halloween, too, Patti. Diane’s policy is to give two pieces of candy to the Little Kids and only one piece of candy to the Big Kids.

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  3. Richard R.

    We hardly get anyone; we’re on a steep hill with only a few houses that have kids in the area. Usually the kids at the top of the street and one other, that’s it. Which is, of course, why Barbara bought a huge bag of her favorite candy (Three Musketeers mini bars) to hand out. I prefer peanut M&Ms, but they are nowhere in sight, nor will they be. We diabetics don’t eat much candy.

    Wet and windy here but people would laugh at us compared to the (supposedly, but not as big a deal as they expected) big storm in the East. Yes, NJ got hit pretty hard, and the NY subways are a mess, but the rest is the same downed trees, power outages and flooding they get every time there is a big rain or snow storm… I know I’m in the minority in thinking this.

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    1. george Post author

      I’m addicted to Peanut M&Ms, Rick. Diane buys a big bag when we’re entertaining. But as soon as the guests leave, Diane hides the Peanut M&Ms with my approval. I have self-control around them. Right now, FEMA and Con Edison and the First Responders are dealing with the scope of the devastation: 6 million people still are without power. And millions don’t have drinking water. It will be weeks before anything close to normal gets restored.

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  4. Jeff Meyerson

    Sorry Rick but you’re way off base. There is NO power in Manhattan below 39 Street. That is millions of people in Lower Manhattan – Chinatown, the East and West Village, Lower East Side, Chelsea etc. No power , no lights, no subway, no nothing.

    Where we live is like you say- just downed trees and the like but large areas are a major disaster area.

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  5. Richard R.

    Okay, you’re right I was wrong. There is a huge amount of damage. I take back what I said.

    I think much of my problem is with semantics. A reporter stood in front of a hotel with sand in the bottom floor. He said it was “totally demolished”. Yet the building was standing and undamaged except for the wet sand on the lower level floors. Damaged, in need of repair, yes. totally demolished, no. I saw this over-the-top hyperbole over and over yesterday, and I think it carried over from the super storm name the media gave the thing early on and the relish with which everyone called it “the storm of the century. Well, yes, so far.

    But I don’t deny or fail to be sorry about the level of damage in those areas hardest hit. Sorry about that. My bad.

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  6. Todd Mason

    Hope it was a happy for you, George…even if this same woman five times kept coming back to steal your peanut candy. (And that’s no metaphor.)

    Even if a bit porn-starlet-looking for my taste, she’s still a few steps up on the Village People.

    And where’s the Iroquois chief? (They were women, at least at one point, doncha know.)(Wilma Mankiller comes to mind, too…)(distant cousins of mine, as biggish part Cherokee, Eastern band, and smallish part Mohawk it seems, from both sides respectively)(yes, it’s time to run up to T-day.)

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