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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Poisoned Halloween candy is a myth



Mom_trickortreat I love myth busters like Professor Joel Best. You can read my story here where I interviewed the researcher who combed reports of Halloween mischief going back to the 1950s and he has found not one case of poisoned candy or a razor in an apple handed out by strangers to unsuspecting children. But we are all so sure it happened one time somewhere to a friend of a friend of a friend we know. 

It makes you think how sad it is that fear can ruin a lovely tradition like getting dressed up and meeting new neighbors as you go door to door with the kids yelling, "Trick or treat!" And that nice old lady who makes homemade cookies is now looked at like a serial killer and her hard work gets chucked in the trash in favor of store bought treats.

Go ahead kids. Ring the doorbell.

--Sharon Kennedy Wynne

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:03am]


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