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Preparing for some sweet treats

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While trick-or-treating on Halloween can be a fun way to get free sweet loot, it has the potential, with hundreds of kids milling around coupled with increased traffic on the streets, to become a little frightful.

Recent reflections of Halloweens past have led me to a question: Why did people start trick-or-treating?
Think about it.

A ghoulishly dressed figure shows up on your doorstep after dark demanding treats and possibly even singing about it (“Trick or treat, smell my feet ...”). On any other day of the year this might seem socially strange.

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