Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.


The day when parents, after constantly reminding their kids time after  time after time to never ever take candy from strangers, will dress the kids up in costumes and tell them to go beg for candy from strangers.


4 comments on “Halloween

  1. Linda S.
    November 1, 2015

    I don’t agree. Most parents don’t just turn their kids loose in strange neighborhoods. Ones I know take their children to the homes of friends, family & neighbors. And it isn’t begging. More & more we are robbing our children of pure fun. It’s fun because, in a kids mind, it’s almost naughty, all this candy. Kids can’t climb a tree or swing across a creek because they might get hurt. If they ride their bike they have to be wrapped in bubble wrap. They’ve taken swings off school grounds because they’re dangerous. We’re raising a generation of wussies! Let them be kids – getting old happens soon enough.

    • Na Na
      November 1, 2015

      You took my post too seriously. I was pointing out the contradiction. It would be the same as telling the kids day after day to not climb a tree but on a certain day of the year you take them to the tallest tree around and say now go climb the tree.

      But since we are talking about it, maybe in your neighborhood the parents stay with the kids but in the ghetto where I live they don’t. I see one year old babies in diapers outside roaming the streets all alone any time of year. Not just on Halloween. All I can do is say a prayer for their safety and trust that God takes care of old folks, children, and fools.

  2. sarasinart
    November 1, 2015

    Hopefully parents check the treats well since every year it seems more people try to find ways to harm the kids. It’s a strange world we live in now.

    • Na Na
      November 1, 2015

      Yes, a very strange world. The local children’s hospital here will xray the candy free but that only catches metal objects.

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