Letter: Exemplary trick-or-treaters

Nov 08, 2017

Having lived in the same home in Mukilteo for over 18 years, I still marvel at the courteous and upbeat behavior of the 200 to 300 trick-or-treaters that ring our doorbell every Halloween.

This is true for all ages, especially the teens.  In the early years, I expected to awake to at least some candy wrappers strewn along my sidewalk, a bit of grass trampled, maybe a garden gnome moved or missing.  This has never been the case. In all these years, I have maybe found a couple of candy wrappers.  That’s it.

I am also impressed and amazed by the number of parents who accompany – and seem to enjoy being with – their kids in the cold and, most likely, rainy weather we can expect on Halloween night.

We know that many of the kids are probably not from our immediate neighborhood, but the fairly short driveways, sidewalks, and well-lit streets attract kids from apartments and rural neighborhoods where trick-or-treating can be inconvenient or downright hazardous.

These pleasant, well-behaved kids with their funny, scary and usually creative costumes, are welcome to our candy every year.

 

Chris Salditt

Mukilteo

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