Halloween at the Home of the Goose

Mother Goose was delighted to throw a Halloween party for hundreds of our closest fiends last evening. Folks came from far and wide to sample our ghoulish delights. Boys and girls, moms and dads, goblins and scary things of all shapes and sizes stood in line for our Fireballs and Jaw Busters. Can you even believe this happened?

Here come the guests!

AnnaRose was the perfect hostess with the mostest!

One of our little showgirls.

Kids of all ages…

And still they kept coming to the home of the Goose…

It was standing room only on the stairs.

We had M&M’s.

The little guy in the wheel chair was so sweet — I hope he comes back next time!

Somebody tried to escape the madness!

Our street is only two blocks from the western border of the great city of Chicago. Unfortunately, the west side of the city is a dangerous place for trick or treating. They have sad tricks happening in the infamous neighborhoods of Austin and Garfield Park and Humboldt Park all year long. With gangs and random shootings and drug dealings at the corners for miles around, who can blame these parents for piling their kiddos in the car and driving to the safe and sound neighborhood of Mother Goose.

The Unknown Mother Goose

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 11:45:42

    I’ve never seen so many trick or treaters!!
    Maybe I should turn a light on and open some curtains! Lol!
    Love the pic of the escapee!! Lol

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  2. Natalie
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 13:03:21

    I think every year I’m amazed all over again by the vast crowds coming down our street — the rest of our village is pretty normally populated with tricks and treaters, but because we are so close to the city, we get MOBBED and that’s OK. šŸ™‚

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  3. Dianna
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 14:44:35

    Wow! Hope you had plenty of candy for all those “guests”!

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    • Natalie
      Nov 02, 2012 @ 12:58:14

      Oh gosh no, we never have enough candy! Trick or treat hours are from 4-7, and we always run out of candy between 5 and 6. Almost EVERYBODY in the neighborhood runs out! We could easily spend $150 on candy and it wouldn’t be enough for all these kiddies.

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  4. Three Well Beings
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 10:52:38

    My goodness (gooseness) but you had a HUGE party compared to our small gathering. What fun. It’s a lovely thing to be able to open your home and share the happiness that comes through you and your family. I really like your attitude, Natalie. Yesterday I heard some grumblings from others about the fact that families came “into our neighborhood” and there was resentment that trick or treaters were from “other” areas. I was very upset by these comments and it just gave me a sick feeling all day. I mean that. Resentment over sharing more candy? You’ve given me a boost this morning. You have such a wonderful perspective on sharing and why we do it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every child felt safe in their own home?

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    • Natalie
      Nov 02, 2012 @ 13:01:25

      Debra, you’re absolutely right about this being a day of sharing. Of course, I’d like to say right here and now that we didn’t spend a fortune on our treats — many people on the street spent much more on candy than we did, but that’s not really the point. Giving and sharing is the best part of this holiday — and seeing those cute little faces.

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  5. eof737
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 02:34:27

    Glad to see the kids having fun… We skipped it this year as we were still in recovery mode in my area. šŸ˜‰

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    • Natalie
      Apr 22, 2013 @ 09:21:17

      Dear Zapatillas, thanks so much for your kind remarks! And you must never fear Mother Goose — she’s gentle and kind to all of her loyal readers! šŸ™‚

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