Dear Prudence: On Halloween, Poor Kids Come to Trick-or-Treat in My Neighborhood.

Decatur Deb10/25/2014 8:44:40 am PDT

For five years or so the preachers almost killed ToT in our neighborhood. It’s a delight to have the kids back. Our strategy is to stock fallback goodies that we can consume ourselves if we overestimate the turnout. The first kids get candy bars, the last few sots get nut and raisin packets.

(One of our kids, when of that age, did bring home a cold unopened Budweiser.)