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Hello and thank you for stopping by to check out my bio. I recently moved to Southern CA from beautiful Victor, CO-Population 450 Elevation 9696 and I'm lovin' CA. The weather is lovely and the people are divine for the most part.

My husband and I won a car on Let's Make a Deal.  If you'd like to see our clip...here it is...

I have been married to my wonderful husband, KJ, for 13 years now.  We have a great Siamese cat, Tiki (named after Tiki Barber-Retired Giants RB).  And, yes, I love football-Go Broncos!!!

I decided to type out my “official” bucket list.  Some of the items on the list are…

*Go skydiving
*Jog a mile without stopping
*Watch a live fight (boxing) in Vegas
*Perform a standup comedy act
*Go to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
*Volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving
*Memorize the symbols of all elements on the periodic *Pay for a random person's groceries
*Learn to belly dance
*Play one $500 hand of blackjack
*Come up with my own personal theme song
*Jump into a pool in an evening gown and stilettos

I joined poetry soup because I love poetry and I also had a goal (on my list) to win at least 3rd place in a poetry contest.  Thanks to Paula Swanson, I was able to cross that one off with a 1st Place win in her Yard Sale Contest.  I decided that since the poetrysoup gang is so warmhearted, I wanted to hang out here for good :)



How old is too old to trick or treat?


Blog Posted:10/31/2011 10:46:00 PM
Happy Haloween!

So, I bought tons of candy and but we still ran out.  We had so many...I would say 100 or more (in the small town I used to live I had about four each year so I would have tons of candy left over and eat it-bad!). 

The kids were really polite and seemed grateful which was nice.  But how old is too old?  We had tons of kids that looked like they were in college (18-19+).  I think that is too old but what the heck do I know?

What do you guys think...how old is too old? 
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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 8:35:00 PM
    age does not matter to me Natalie when fun is involved..luv..

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 7:06:00 PM
    middle school is the limit for me.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 5:35:00 PM
    To answer your question. When your rheumatism is acting up so bad you can't walk. Going old is inevitable, remaining a kid is optionable. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 12:13:00 PM
    I think Joyce has something. As long as it is still fun to trick or treat, do it. I don't care how old the kids are. They all get the same candy. We didn't have any trick or treaters this year, but I used to see some "older" ones when I lived in Tallahassee. They were always polite and I welcomed them just as I would have any young child. I think I stopped trick or treating when I went to high school. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 10:19:00 AM
    James-That is so sweet. I was nice to all of them...I kinda felt bad for them in a way b/c I was always at some fun party when I was their age...but next year I will think of them holding on to their youth...and I will even be nicer and of course, not judge. Thank you kindly!

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 10:19:00 AM
    Paula-LOL...Were you really a zombie playboy bunny? I betcha got a lot of really good candy from the dads :)

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 10:11:00 AM
    Natalie, the way I see it...the older teens still trick or treating (15/16yr. old) most likely are (without realizing) holding on to their last vestiges of youth....geez, who can blame them, with all that is ahead! I smile, understand and don't judge ... jimbo

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 8:39:00 AM
    Thank you Chris, Iolanda, Francine, Nette, Tracie, Joyce and Vince :) LOL Cyndi-that is great about the A+-Wish I would have thought of that when I was young...I would have went for that for sure :) I will def. buy more candy next year!

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 7:46:00 AM
    I think 90 would be a good age to stop but then again how many people hand out Bran muffins. I believe my last year I was a sophomore in High School. When I was a kid you could go door to door without worrying about the psychos they have out there now. We went unchaperoned from about 8 years old until we were around 16. I had 4 younger brothers. Most of the time we went with our friends from our own grade in school.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 7:23:00 AM
    I once lived in Woodstock, Ontario, population 27,000. At seventeen, I went trick or treating, BUT I went with kids that only visited our friends homes and the homes of our teachers and THE PRINCIPAL. Just for fun and frollick. It was a hoot and a Halloween I never forgot. We'd knock on the teacher's doors and say, "Forget the treats, we'd like an A+ please." Still makes me smile. That being said I did not like giving out EXPENSIVE candy to 18 year olds when I owned a house. Some didnt even bother with a costume and were using a pillowcase as a grab bag. Some were so full they could barely haul the thing. Cheesed me off. My rule was NO COSTUME, NO TREAT... one guy said to me, "You're joking, right?" I said, "Nope. If you're too lazy to slap on some lipstick or put on bunny ears, then I'm too lazy to hand you a lollipop." I was lucky my car didn't get egged. ;-) Cyndi

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 12:35:00 AM
    id say 99 is just about old enough to stop lol x0x

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 12:32:00 AM
    this is funny.. i went to a halloween party in a bar and costumes , fun were greeat.. i ha dmy nephew in tow and he couldn;t get inside as the palce is for adults.. poor thing, we were on holiday in a beach resort.. in the ned he had to contend booing aiters who were dressed for the occasion--they give him chocos as well.. .. halloween is still ni mantter the age!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 11/1/2011 12:31:00 AM
    When you're so old it isn't fun anymore. Joyce

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  1. Date: 10/31/2011 11:19:00 PM
    I would love to go trick-or-treating if there were some kids around. My son is a young man now but if he were up to even now I would go. It depends how young you feel at heart. At least, here, where we both live, grown-ups have Halloween parties where they behave so childish...I have been to some of them and ...boy!!!

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  1. Date: 10/31/2011 11:13:00 PM
    I think when the kids hit 12 or 13 that should really be the end of trick or treating, at that age they are usually going to parties or school functions. At the local shopping malls they have free trick or treating for little ones up to the age of 12 and that has always seemed reasonable to me.

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  1. Date: 10/31/2011 11:12:00 PM
    Never too old, is my thought(unless it is done for creepy intentions!). Why not? Being a child at heart can make one live longer....no matter how many treats one eats.

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