When a little girl showed up at my door dressed as a Hawkeye cheerleader, it dawned on me that I should've had some gross candy (like black licorice or that peanut butter taffy junk) for just such an occasion. I gave her a peanut butter cup anyway.
Trick-or-treating is on Halloween in Ames. There are only a few houses our kids go to where they make you tell a joke. Otherwise it is all about the candy, you are lucky to get "trick-or-treat" out of most kids--they just hold out their bag.
its just centrtal iowa an invention of the des moines register to reduce pranks ...i asleays told jokes in nevada(IA) growing up
Never heard of the joke-telling thing until now - but I think it's really cute! Last year was the first time we were around for Halloween at our apartment and we got three big bags of all the best candy - figuring with all the kids we see around our area, we'd get a bunch. Nope. We got four kids.
We were eating the rest of that candy until Christmas! We were pretty happy that we went with all our favorites.
I used to live in Davenport and their reason for doing it on the 30th was that they wanted people to attend the parade which was always held on the 31st. Not sure if that is the case elsewhere, but it made sense.
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