“Trick Or Treat, Give Me Something Good To Eat” was supposed to happen today. But Sandy happened instead. She shut down everything here for the past two days. Frankenstorm apparently wanted something BAD to eat.
The lyrics to that song end “…if you don’t, I don’t care. I’ll pull down your underwear.” I realize I didn’t give something good to eat. Yet. But I do care. So please don’t pull down my underwear. I vote for pantsing Sandy instead.
The song has another verse that ends “…not too big, not too small. Just the size of Montreal.” The piles of food in my living room are pretty much the size of Montreal! The generous donations and words of encouragement I received have been nothing short of incredible. I just love living in a community that is so wonderfully caring of those less fortunate! I have Mount Royal right in my living room (That’s a mountain in Montreal. I Googled it…don’t overestimate my knowledge of geography.).
Notice the guard cat, Mushu. I gave strict orders to keep all kids away from the donations. He and Bob B. McKitty take shifts and both look pretty ferocious with their glowing eyes.
In case anyone makes it past the cats, there is back-up security. The hand has a motion sensor that triggers the fingers to wiggle. It is jointed just like a real hand so it actually looks like it is trying to grab you. Ain’t nobody goin’ near the food with that freaky thing around!
I must admit I’m bummed about coming up with
Plan B Plan C Plan D for this event. I’m not looking forward to figuring out how to incorporate a “trick or treat” idea into a post-Halloween event. It may not be possible to reschedule immediately, so it may be closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween by the time it is held. Leave it to me to schedule an outdoor, community-wide event on the same day as the storm of the century.
I thought of referring to it Thanksgivoween, but my kids kept re-phrasing that to Thanksgivoweenie. But hey, maybe I could serve turkey hot dogs and just run with that idea!
I guess I’ll just follow the lead of retail stores and overlap holidays.
It blows when things don’t work out as planned, but as long as you remember what is important, you can always weather the storm. The treats WILL get to the children that need them, regardless of whether they are wearing costumes and saying “trick-or-treat” or if they are wearing turkey feathers and saying “I want to gobble up some treats!” How they get the food isn’t what is important. THAT they get the food is.
But I’m still mad at Sandy. ________________________________________________
Many prayers go out to everyone that had much more than a trick-or-treat event ruined by Sandy. Way too many people were not fortunate enough to avoid the havoc she wreaked.
(I promise to try to start using the real camera instead of my crappy quality cell phone. Try being the key word.)
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