Happy Halloween- Some Tricks and A Few Treats

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Happy Halloween- Some Tricks and A Few Treats


Halloween seems to be pretty quiet this year.  Over the years as times have changed and in the interest of safety, many communities have Trunk or Treat areas rather than having our wee ones out knocking on doors in the neighborhood. 


In our last neighborhood in Delray Beach, we would have 150+ tricksters…bags open…waiting to see what sweet treat they would receive. 



Their parents stood patiently nearby, some reminding them to say Trick or Treat and sometimes to say Thank you!


Some of the parents walked the route with their friends and chatted…an adult beverage in hand. 


One Halloween, when I opened the door, there stood “Harry Potter.” He looked past me and could see Larry working on one of his Radio Controlled Planes. He ran past me and began asking Larry all sorts of questions!




His parents caught up with him and said that his uncle flew RC planes and “Harry” is fascinated by them.


The Astros are playing tonight at  7 pm (CST )...so I have a feeling that the parents will make sure that the Tricksters and Treaters are done by game time. 


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Happy Halloween!

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Comments (22)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

Love the photos and looking forward to seeing all the kids in their costumes trick or treating. Since its still light out probably will go past 7:00 but I'll have the game on and watching! Go Astros!!

Oct 31, 2022 05:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Oh yes, Dorie Dillard Austin TX the game will be on here and I have a feeling the tricksters will be home by 7. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:27 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Halloween and don't let those crazy Zillow estimates scare you too much. Haha

Oct 31, 2022 05:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley they never do!!! Happy Halloween. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:27 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

If there are any trick-or-treaters visiting the Streib home after 7 p.m., they might hear a few curse words, haha.

Oct 31, 2022 06:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England trust me...I'm will not do that!!! I promise!!!

Oct 31, 2022 03:28 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I would imagine the trick or treating would be done early tonight so the parents can watch the game!

Oct 31, 2022 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib

You're right Joan Cox   I'm hoping on it. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:28 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have twelve bags ready but I'm not expecting more than half that amount to show up at my door. 

Oct 31, 2022 07:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Same here Sharon Tara I really do miss all of the kiddies. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:29 PM
Sharon Tara

Kathy Streib  Well as it turned out...only one visit to the door...four adults and three kids.

Three bags handed out in all.

Only one was a kid who actually knew what was going on and said "trick or treat". 

Second kid was in a stroller and refused when I offered but the mom took one.

The third was about 6 months old in mama's arms. That mama took a bag on baby's behalf and one of the guys said "mama will be eating that candy."

Nov 01, 2022 07:30 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think the Astros trump Halloween in the Houston and Philly areas...lol Enjoy the game!

Oct 31, 2022 07:43 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England I heard there may be rain in Philly ...hope not. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kathy.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

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Oct 31, 2022 08:29 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley Happy Halloween to you and Chef Dolores. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, will have to see how much candy I hand out but wait the Phillies are on playing what is that team.  LOL


Oct 31, 2022 08:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Watch it Will Hamm I may have big Yordan Alvarez come to your home!!!

Oct 31, 2022 03:31 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Happy Halloween Kathy!  And here's to the Astro's winning tonight!  We've got it recorded for after the trick or treaters have gone home.  We typically haven't gotten many kids as most families stick to going to schools, churches etc.  And I think that's a far better option for kids these days.  We do have a few new families with little ones in our neighborhood so I expect to ohhh and ahhhh over a few costumes early on....which is so fun to do!

Oct 31, 2022 11:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker same here!  The little girls at the end of the street already asked me if I had my gift bags ready. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:33 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Kathy Streib thank you for a great Halloween post. Happy Halloween to you and to all.

Oct 31, 2022 11:55 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi John Pusa I wish you a very Happy Halloween too!!!!!

Oct 31, 2022 03:33 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I hope the Astros give you a "Treat" and not a "Trick".  ☺️☺️☺️

Oct 31, 2022 12:21 PM
Kathy Streib

Ohh George Souto I hope you're right. 

Oct 31, 2022 03:34 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always have time to appreciate your knowledge of Halloween. Thank you for sharing this post Kathy 🙂

Oct 31, 2022 04:23 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Love your spooky fun, Halloween post, Kathy, your gifs are amazing! Have fun and enjoy the game!

Oct 31, 2022 05:43 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hope you had a fun Halloween, Kathy.

Things were pretty busy tonight but have now quieted down

I see the World Series was postponed til tomorrow due to rain.


Oct 31, 2022 08:47 PM
Bo Zivak
Zivak Realty Group - Nashville, TN
Nashville Real Estate Broker

Happy Halloween and Nice Photos Kathy!

Nov 01, 2022 04:17 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy hope Halloween was good for you. Here since the Pandemic Shutdown things were quiet... sadly this is the third year I have not decorated our home and not many in our neighborhood have decorated either. We decided to put together bags of candy for our neighbors' kids in the cul-de-sac ...about ten bags and I delivered them the day before, Endre

Nov 01, 2022 11:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I heard that the game was postponed. I didn't see anything on sports last night. ??

We don't see any kids for Halloween.  We are in a gated community at the end of the long road, and there is only one family here full-time.  I am OK with that, I had plenty of experience when the kids were younger.

Nov 01, 2022 04:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had looked forward to seeing a few Trick or Treaters last evening.  But, I had experienced a very busy day.  By dark I was exhausted and went to bed.  I slept through all of it.

Nov 01, 2022 06:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 01, 2022 06:12 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I'm sad Halloween is over but now we have Thanksgiving to look forward to!

Nov 02, 2022 07:55 AM