Halloween To Go

I just had such a fight with Frank the super over, why the kids in the building, can’t knock on friendly doors, like in the good old days.

“It ain’t safe,” said he…

“Older tenants are afraid to let people roam the floors.”

“You mean, short people that are under 9?  Ya think maybe they’ll hide a bomb in their goodie bag? Hmm, why didn’t I think of that.  Even ISIS would get a kick outta that one.”

“Hey, I’m just the super followin orders.  If ya want, leave some candy downstairs and who’s eva on the door, will hand it out.”

Oh did that just get my Italian perkin like a double edged espresso.

Kids love Halloween.  I was one of them.  Even though my mother made me either a beatnik or a bum in basically the same outfit, I loved going from house to house.  From Mrs. Pivorotto’s to Mrs. Clancy’s, over to the Walter’s, Dernfield’s, Bliar’s, Monaghan’s, Ruggiero’s, wrapping up with Mary Pendegast who let you dip in her basket twice which was how she got the name, Double Dip Mary.

I mean, it was the one time a year all bets were off, candy wise.

Half the fun was saying, trick or treat…whaddya got good ta eat.

Letting Al, or Mike the doorman fill up those bags like they were delivering mail, just won’t be the same.

Wish I had known sooner, Norma Rae would have made a special appearance.

Well, there’s always next year.

As for me, I’m going out as Carmela the Bassett Hound, wearing a long tube top over tights with a very frisky tail that matches my ears I made from brown polo socks.  I’ve been practicing my wiggle all week.   

See, even big people love Halloween.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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27 Responses to Halloween To Go

  1. Kate Howell says:


    Hal Rubenstein from my iPhone


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  2. Oh for the good ol’ days of trick or treat. How I miss those. Happy Halloween, Susannah! :O)

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  3. Next year you can hand out at the door. Maybe they’ll even call you double dip Susannah!


  4. I loved the list of names on your Halloween list. Double Dip Mary takes the cake. Our favorite neighborhood child will not be allowed to have candy this year. We’ve bought him a helium balloon. I’m as disappointed as he will be.

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    The town school started a new tradition a few years ago. Local groups and committees decorate cars and park around the school parking circle. They dress up and fill their trunks with candy. Parents bring their children at 6:00 to safely trick or treat. The PTA has refreshments as well as their own car.
    I remember the warnings about razor blades hidden in our apples back when I was a kid. I guess there have always been sicko’s out to ruin Halloween.

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    • You wouldn’t expect that in this building, but you’re right, who knows. I love what they do at the town school. So festive and the fact, they care that much…so sweet, and rare.

      Thanks always Skinny, for greeting me in the morning. 🙂


  6. I agree that it’s not the same to just have the doorman hand out candy. Of course for us in a basement apartment on a back road in a small town, no one came to the door this year either. More Snickers for us, I guess.

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  7. Carmella would be proudly wagging her tail at your costume.
    Thank goodness we still have a zillion kids come around for Halloween. We both know once the “Trick or Treat” app is on the market it will be over.
    I would LOVE Double Dip Mary … lol!

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  8. micklively says:

    Folk are so risk adverse these days. I’m sure much of it is down to media hype. The chances of coming to grief at the hands of a trick-or-treater are so remote. Hair curlers are more dangerous!

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  9. My father, before he passed last year, used to carry around Hershey’s kisses and pass them out, mostly to women. He would say, “Want a kiss?” and then hold one of the candies.
    This year, I went to Cracker Barrel, my fav restaurant, and passed out kisses to the staff because, I figured, they were not home to be with their children. They loved it. I think I have a tradition here.

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