Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween in Mid-City New Orleans

It was quality and not quantity when it came to the houses playing the Trick-or-Treat game in our New Orleans neighborhood tonight. I took Kalypso and Gilgamesh out. Kalypso was a dead Geisha girl, and Gilgamesh was the Grim Reaper. It seemed there was about one house with candy every other block. But they were so excited to see kids in costume they were generous with the goods. Sometimes there were several blocks in a row with nobody home. A couple of times National Guards trucks drove by, as in this picture:
Therese stayed at home and had two groups come by all night, for a total of 4 kids. But we were glad to be pioneers, and everyone agreed that next year there will be both more trick-or-treaters and more houses with candy. Now that the kids are jacked up on sugar, it's time to watch a scary movie before they puke. Happy Halloween everyone!


Anonymous said...

We had about 12 kids, I wanted to give them the whole bowl of candy.

Looks like your kids did pretty well, quantity and quality.

Anonymous said...

It slow in my zone too. I think we had about 7 groups of about 10 kids and that included Oyster, Lovely and Pearl Girl who came to meet kitties. Well, Zoe did.

Anonymous said...

about 14 kids here in gentilly.

i was stopping adults who were walking thru the hood from gentilly blvd after getting off the bus after work.

it was funny they were beat from work and because of daylights savings time they werent in a good mood but when i hollered trick or treat and gave them some candy they lightened up and sat on the porch and chatted for a moment.

a nice deversion for everybody.