Mom Paula is a Halloween Scrooge. She used to buy candy to give out to the neighborhood when she moved back here about 13 years ago when Sweet Praline was living with her. To avoid Praline getting stressed with all the noise of the children and the doorbell, Mom Paula sat outside on the porch to greet everyone. She went through 3-4 bags of candy in the first hour and had to buy more. She said she couldn't afford to do that anymore, so she either goes over to her parents to help them give out candy (not a lot of children live there anymore) or she comes home and turns out the lights and goes to the back of the house with us. Both of us tend to get spooked with a lot of noise, so Mom Paula says she'd rather enjoy our company and we tend to get lots of treats.
Have a safe and happy Halloween.