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Forum topic by John Smith posted 10-19-2018 06:12 PM 1877 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John Smith

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10-19-2018 06:12 PM

I’m not in the mood for those little street urchins and each year
I put some “flyers” around my house as a deterrent.
it works most of the time . . . . . .


-- I am a painter: that's what I do, I like to paint things. --

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#1 posted 10-19-2018 06:40 PM

Awww, come on now.

Didn’t you used to be a little street urchin at one time?

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#2 posted 10-19-2018 09:35 PM

Some kids might think of this as a challenge.

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#3 posted 10-19-2018 09:51 PM

I look forward to seeing all the little ones. They’re so cute.
The big kids kind of ruin things,
but I don’t let them bother me. It’s all about the younger kids having a good time.

John, most people in my neighborhood just turn off their lights if they don’t want trick or treaters,
or street urchins as you call them. (party pooper)

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#4 posted 10-19-2018 10:43 PM

Come on John, put some effort in ;)

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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#5 posted 10-19-2018 11:38 PM

“Do the name Ruby Begonia strike a familiar note?”

I remember that name from the Amos and Any radio show. Times sure have changed.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 10-19-2018 11:50 PM

Someone put a little effort into this.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#7 posted 10-20-2018 12:08 AM

Someone put a little effort into this.

- AlaskaGuy

Wow, Michael Myers is looking worse for wear.

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#8 posted 10-20-2018 12:23 AM

yeeeaaahhhhhh LEW is the winner !!!

Andy, Andy – Do da name Ruby Begonia mean anything to ya, Andy ?


and J. I will entertain any of the younguns that ring the bell



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#9 posted 05-13-2019 06:17 PM

I’m fortunate that I live at the end of a 1/4 mile driveway in a rural area. No one bothers to come up, including urchins, bible thumpers or anvil salesmen. I also remember Ruby Begonia. We are getting old for sure. If I mentioned this to my grand children, they would think I was nuts.

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#10 posted 05-14-2019 05:00 AM

When I’m parking in the mall I like the idea of putting a notice in the driver’s side car window that says,”Mabel, careful when you open the door, the snake got loose. I think he’s under the driver’s seat.” Or could be that “The tarantula cage got knocked over and I couldn’t find them all.”

Well, I’ve never actually done that, but it makes me smile.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#11 posted 05-14-2019 05:34 AM

Scissors/ Mr. Smith – Excellent! Consider those gags stolen! Already embellishing on the Python flyers. Thank you! ;)

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#12 posted 05-14-2019 05:42 AM

A picture of yourself after the accident should be enough to scare anybody off, ... let alone little kids.

I wonder if your just getting old and grumpy like the rest of us?

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 05-14-2019 11:55 AM

In today’s world with false feelings of “entitlement”, the little snot-nosed “B”s have gotten SO damned PUSHY., I don’t want to even see OR Hear them. I have actually been told by a whinny little brat “I don’t like THAT kind of candy. I want something ELSE!” He got it when I proceeded to slam the door on his little butt. nowadays, I either go out somewhere, or stay in the back of the house where I can’t be seen. I make sure that there is a burnt out lightbulb on the porch, so when the jerks steal it (and they DO) the joke is on them. If chocolate Ex-lax wasn’t so expensive, I’d give ‘em that. It’s a treat AND a trick. (And will keep ‘em busy for awhile)
In MY time, when you went trick or treating, you were respectful to people, and thanked them for whatever they gave you. At the end of the evening, you and your friends got together and traded away any candy you didn’t like for something you did. (Fortunately, there wasn’t much I didn’t like). We appreciated whatever we got back then, and enjoyed it more than today’s spoiled brats. Many people have children, but NO ONE is a PARENT anymore.
Here’s news for people: Your child (ren) Lucifer and/or Satana are NOT “cute”, “Charming” or “funny”. They’re a damned pain in the ass and need a good smack.

-- OleGrump

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#14 posted 05-15-2019 06:45 PM

BTW, I haven’t heard the name “Ruby Begonia” since I was about in my mid teens. THAT one sure brought a smile to this old coot. Ruby Begonia, Sapphire and Mama…. Young folks sure missed some GREAT comedy. “Holy mack-el, Sapphire! Ah, Me….. ” Poor Kingfish…..

-- OleGrump

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#15 posted 05-15-2019 07:41 PM

Wow, crabby old man thread right here.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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