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Halloween tricks

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 4:00 PM

What is the meanest Halloween trick you've ever been involved in ... and how old were you at the time?

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I never did a mean Halloween trick. Maybe I once put soap on a lady's window. That wasn't too bad. Maybe her windows needed cleaning anyway.

There was one trick that was cute but not mean. As I mentioned once before, my family used to live in London Funeral Home in Lewisburg. My father worked there for many years & became half owner. One year they awoke the day after Halloween to find a "S & H Green Stamps Given Here" sign outside the front door. I thought that was a hoot!

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 4:38 PM

I am not at liberty to say....


-- Posted by Tim Baker on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 6:56 PM

When I was in junior highschool there were 2 girls that called me terrible names and picked on me every day of the week. I was new to the school and had never been treated this way by any students in the past. The girls even rode the same bus as I did and taunted me til I'd go home in tears. I honestly dont know if I or my parents tried to resolve this by telling the school or the girls parents but I decided on getting revenge. To my suprise my mother helped out in getting my revenge {she could be a pretty cool mom at times}...she took me to the grocery store, bought 3 dozen eggs, drove me to the girls house and let me splatter each and every one of the eggs on the girls house. I knew the girl would probably be the one to clean up the mess. Do I feel like I have matured and I feel remorse for what I did all those years ago? NOOOOO...just thinking about it puts a smile on my face. HAHAHAHA !!

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 7:23 PM

Will one Halloween night my dad went to sit down in front of the fireplace and I had been given silly putty in the egg and I sat it in his seat right when he sat down. When he got up (with his good dress pants on) the silly putty had stuck to his pant's and the seat of his chair and it just stretched and stretched.I thought it was funny BUT my mom did not. Dad didn't mind but he could not let my mom know that. ( was 9 yrs old )I rolled toilet paper in the yard down the road.It was fun at the time but not when my mom and dad made me go clean it all up.How they knew it was me was because I used all our toilet paper.(12 yrs old then)That was the last time I did that. Plus I had to use 2 weeks of my allowance to pay for the toilet paper. Then when I guess I was 10 I caught some spiders outside and took the top ice tray and took all the frozen ice cubes out that morning and filled it back up and put the spiders into the water. My sister always filled the glasses with ice at dinner.So I knew she would be the 1st one to get ice that afternoon. She screamed so loud my dad came running into the kitchen to see what was wrong and slipped on a rug (because my mom kept the floors shinny and slick) My sister was screaming my dad was tring to get up and my mom came running in from the florida room and fell over dad and I was laughing my socks off.It was funny then but not funny when I had to do the dishes for 2 whole weeks. I think that is about all.

-- Posted by heaven8kids7grandrebelrose on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 7:27 PM

In my senior year of high school, I lived next door to my English teacher that had never been married but was seeing someone on a regular basis. I slipped into her garage and put a "just married" sign on the passenger side of the car door. She drove to school the next day and did not find out about the sign until the middle of the day. She came to our house that afternoon and asked my dad if he had seen anyone around the garage the night before. What was really funny, was that my dad had helped me make the sign. By the way, I graduated in the early 60's, if some of you ole timers were in central high school at that time. I also forgot to add that my english teacher and my parents were the same age.

-- Posted by cookie on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 8:02 PM

I helped my granny play a prank on the trick or treaters that came to her house one year. We helped her get dressed up like a witch, and she sat in a chair on the front porch in the middle of Halloween display. When the kids would come up on the porch, she would say "Boo." She didn't do it to the really little kids, just the ones on the older side. It was really, really funny.

-- Posted by tamb on Thu, Oct 23, 2008, at 11:10 PM

I was 17. Actually it involves Eggs from Cooper and Martin (The grocery store), High School (1980), and the Times Gazette office windows. I hope that the statue of limitations has expired on this one.

-- Posted by Mtalley on Fri, Oct 24, 2008, at 10:57 AM

It seems to me that I heard a rumor about someone taking the "Clean Rest Rooms" sign from a Texaco station on North Main Street and putting it on the porch of a certain English teacher who lived on Belmont. This was supposed to have happened in the late '50s

-- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 12:03 PM

Never did a All Hallows Eve prank. I did have someone throw an egg at my house... it was a mess to clean. I was upset since i help all the neighboorhood kids and feed them.

I do not know who did it several years back but it was upsetting.

Some people are awful.....

Keep your pets inside before during and after the event.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:53 PM


That same english teacher later moved to Deery St. and was the same teacher that got the "just married" sign on her car door. Bless her heart, she got many pranks played on her but always seemed so good-natured about everything. One year she woke to different street signs all over her yard and had to call the city to come get them

-- Posted by cookie on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 7:10 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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