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I was sitting on the front porch handing out candy to the trick or treaters last night. I went out with a bad attitude because I have not been feeling well. Well shortly after they started arriving one little boy who looked to be about 5 years old comes up the ramp and stopped to smell some flowers. He did the same thing on the way down the ramp. Each time he made a noise of approval. I said, "you just made my day". His father said he just loves flowers. Then another small child came up the ramp and looked at my dragonwing begoinias and said, "Such pretty roses". Another "make my day" moment. And then along comes 2 girls with a real pony. The pony wanted to eat the flowers and the girls had to stop it. Too funny. Glad to watch the trick or treaters last night. Anyone else have anything cute happen last night?
Posts: 15330 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love your story, Owie. I don't have any good ones...just that even in the rain, the kids were happy and having fun. Good thing it was a warm rain. Smile

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Posts: 7865 | Location: Black Creek, WI Zone 5 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I agree with Mgt.....Owie, I'm so glad the kids made your day. Imagine bringing a real pony cool is that.

Posts: 3701 | Location: southern middle Tennessee | Registered: May 05, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love your story Owie! That would have made my day too!

We don't get trick or treaters out here in the boonies. And our house sits too far off the road for most even if they did walk down the road.

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I love your story too.
One child was in a wheel chair and couldn't speak but gave me the sweetest smile when I handed him candy!! Made me thankful for my health!!
A lot of the kids loved the dog!! She finally settled down. I stood out on the porch it was a pretty evening. We have a clear glass storm door so they could see in.

Posts: 1796 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Your story made me smile. Kids are so cute.
Posts: 5008 | Location: zone 7, West Texas | Registered: Feb 04, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Owie I'm so glad that you shared that story! Just another example of how flowers make everyone happy!

Silly bird that is so sweet!
Posts: 10426 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sometimes I think the younger generation are not flower lovers like a lot of use fuddy duddies are. but seeing that gives me faith. Maybe some of the little ones are watching us garden.
Posts: 15330 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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So glad you found joy in sharing your posies and other treats with the children, Owie. We haven't had any trick-or-treaters here in at least 20 years, I guess. The neighborhood aged. Not many kids left here anymore. The few that are left apparently don't T&T.

Now that I think more about your experience... Don't you think it has always been that children love starting seeds and watching plants grow, but that their parents are busy doing other things and don't have time to nurture the love? Then the parents come back around to the hobby after the kids have left the nest. Full circle, so to say.
Posts: 4669 | Location: zone 6b, Missouri | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That's so sweet. Love little kids, they can certainly brighten up a day!

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