|Posted by Anna H. on October 27, 2017 at 5:30 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? I meant to share today's blog earlier this week, but I've been preoccupied with reconnecting with friends, that I haven't talked to in a little while.
We have only 4 more days until Halloween. Do you have your Halloween costumes and candy ready for the next 3 days? Considering that my neighborhood is a ghost town, it serves no purpose to buy bags of Halloween Candy.
Wauwatosa is also strict about who can give children Halloween Candy.
Home owners have to sign up to give candy to children. It sounds preposterous, but I understand why home owners must do it. Because Wisconsin judges allow pedophiles and other criminals to have housing in suburban neighborhoods, parents really should be more cautious of when and where they allow their children to go trick-or-treating.
Meanwhile, there are those brainwashed, Christian zealots and Jehovah's Witnesses, who believe that Halloween is a so-called "Pagan" or "Satanist Holiday."
Even though the tradition of trick-or-treating from door-to-door for Halloween treats began, during the 16th Century in Great Britain and Ireland, did you know that trick-or-treating did not become a tradition in America until the 1930's?
Generally speaking, North America didn't start celebrating Halloween until the 1920's. Nearly a century ago, treats for children consisted of homemade cookies, pieces of cake to fruits, nuts, coins, and toys, according to The History Channel.
It was not until the 1950's, that candy manufacturers such as Hershey's, Nestle's, Reese's, and Mars for example, started promoting their candy for Halloween.
As children trick-or-treating reached popularity, giving candy to trick-or-treators was considered more convenient and affordable.
In addition, stories about candy tampering developed in 1959. A Fremont, CA dentist named William Shyne played a mean-spirited prank on 450 trick-or-treaters by giving them candy-coated laxatives. 30 out of 450 trick-or-treaters became very sick from them.
On Halloween 1970, a 5-year-old boy from Michigan died from heroin ingestion. Test results showed there was heroin dust on the boy's Halloween Candy. During the '70s, adults giving children packaged candy became the only acceptable treat to give trick-or-treaters for Halloween.
As the decades have gone by, parents have warned their children to CHECK their Halloween Candy. Supposedly, people were sticking needles and other dangerous products into our candy.
Growing up during the 1980's and '90s, my mother always told me to check my candy. Sometimes she would help check the candy with me.
Now that the opiate addictions and overdoses have been back on the rise in America these last several years (including in my home state), parents should most definitely be more cautious and check Halloween Candy for their children.
In the Milwaukee County, which is my county, there have been news reports about "Killer Marijuana."
What is "Killer Marijuana"?
It is Marijuana laced with the opiate, Fentanyl. Supposedly, people are dying from "Killer Marijuana" by doing only 1 hit. There are A LOT of new age drugs out there, that most average people know nothing about.
On a lighter note, I have Halloween Candy Suggestions. If I were a little girl trick-or-treating again, I would LOVE to have adults throw chocolate candy bars and gummy candy in my bucket or bag.
For a spooky treat, I highly recommend Sour Gummy Spiders. YES, this is coming from an arachnophobic, who kills spiders constantly!
Last year, my oldest aunt bought me some, when she was returning from Chicago. It had taken me 2 MONTHS to build up the courage to eat that candy. After putting 1 gummy spider in my mouth, I wanted MORE.
The ONLY time I will ever like a spider is when I'm eating it in candy form. Otherwise, let the spider killing spree continue!
Before I forget, I wanted to let you know that I updated and archived blogs from last October. In case you missed any of these blogs from last year, click on the following links:
Hopefully, you learned something new from today's blog! Get ready for a spooky Song Saturday, tomorrow.
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