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“When I was younger, the night before Halloween was called mischief night. we would go out with soap and TP and had some fun. (relax, this is about 30 years ago in a small town)
every once in a while we will drive through a small town and see it all TP and it is a HUGE overkill now a days.
Do any of you remeber doing this?”
“Of course. It was eagerly anticipated and planned for in the little NJ town we grew up in.
You'd go to school on Halloween morning and look for who's house got hit the night before.
The mean kids used eggs.”
“I remeber asking treebeard if they did this in NY, he laughed and said, "Every night is mischief night in New York City"”
“uuuummmmmmmmm... errrr, ahhhhhh...
no?.. wasn't me...nope..
and I swear that I din't throw those rotten eggs....
Mischief Night is mainly celebrated in the northeastern United States, Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom, and it goes by a variety of names
I grew up in PA..
“usually we would just TP houses (or the old dog#&%!$ routine which rarely worked) but we did egg houses of a few neighborhood jerks. Sad to say that one year we went a little further to a teacher that got a lot of us in trouble and/or suspended. We used a bunch of those little bottles of model paint to "egg" his house. It was very pretty the next morning. I was such a little #&%!$ when I was a kid.”
“you grew up in PA?
so did I.
real sorry about the TP, I got carried away LOL”
“While we are confessing...
We used to tic tac as well.. You know throw corn at houses.. Well one house we took sacks and i mean sacks... and just dumped it all over the place...
My friend tried to be cut and threw a whole cob of corn... missed the house but nailed the guy's window...
This was the guy who would yell at us for riding our bikes in the street in front of his house... What a jack@SS..
last edited: 10/30/08 10:44:50 AM”
“yup PA.. born in allentown..
“He should have expected it then.
We'd spend a whole year making notes on who was mean.”
“ahh, so you were one of those mean kids you spoke of? ;)”
“I grew up in Lansdale :)
I have a sister in Quakertown”
“Not me. I was an angel. *cough*
I remember a few of the fathers would try to combat the carnage by hiding with garden hoses.
Such was our first introductions to the wet cotton-cold weather relationship.”
“eww sounds like he was a perv....wet
“Back in the day, Two of the big football rivals were Northampton and Whitehall..
Both coaches lived in Northampton...
I remember the one year, the Whitehall players (I'm assumung) came one night and absolutely abused the Northampton Coach's house..
Soaped Windows, Egged siding, corn and TP everywhere..
Man it was a mess..
“Dutchess, there's no wet t-shirts in late Oct, just wet jeans and jackets.
Not so much fun actually. ;)
Those houses got hit hard the next year.”
“crap. now the image of a young spindlette with a wet cotton t-shirt is going to be stuck in my mind all day
wait. why am i complaining?”
“Dude, I was like 10. You should purge that stat.”
“oh uh yea
“It was always called Cabbage Night where I live. And I believe I did TP a few trees and fill a few mailboxes with shaving cream in my past.”
LMFAO your such a red neck!”
“What region of the country calls it "Cabbage Night"?
Crash, the teens did their damage after the adults went to bed. No risk of getting sprayed. We had to watch for the cops who were just soooo thrilled with the yearly festivities. ;) (Only the lame kids got caught, but earned extra bragging rights for the next day.)”
“Don't blame me, blame the Vermonters.
““What region of the country calls it "Cabbage Night"?
Eastern Upstate New York”
“That was a funny read, thanks. :D”
“for those "special" neighbors we always set aside a few eggs a couple months before halloween to age”
“this is a midalantic thingy for sure i grew up around Lansdale PA area too, and i remember candle wax was much better than soap, it doesn't wash off... I also remember they wouldn't sell eggs to kids the week before halloween.... fun times”
“your right about the eggs, but they also would not sell shaving cream and TP.
oh yeah, we used shaving cream.”
“buy eggs??!!...city slickers”
“Significant quantity was required, thrifty, to do it right.”
“Devil's night in Michigan. We never were allowed to go out but would sit behind the basketball backstop on the garage roof with water balloons and hose ready. Good times.”
“I grew up in Philly - I stayed in on Mischief Night - didn't wanna get jumped lol.”
“I grew up in Ohio....we went "Halloweening"...soaping windows...tping...& sticking horns....ya'll remember that??...took a stick & ran it thru the steering wheel to hold the horn down :)...my step brothers did the sack of burning poo...
...my sis in law & I were halloweening one eve & the town cops were chasing us...we ran thru a yard & they had a clothes line...I am short..she is not...lol....
Down here ( Alabama) they call it "rollin a house"...at first I thought they meant tippin over the outhouse....lol...”
“ROLLIN A HOUSE
“We have a tree in front of our house that we tp every year because it just looks so cool.”
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