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What does Adrienne have concerning Halloween?
a) Good memories
b) Bad Memories
c) No memories
What are they not sure about concerning trick-or-treat?
a) The treat part
b) The trick part
c) Both parts
What was a costume Adrienne wore?
a) A ghost
b) A vampire
c) A clown
What animal did Mike dress up as?
a) A chicken
b) A horse
c) a goat
What did Mike have on his costume?
a) Glitter
b) Trash
c) Candy
Transcript
Todd Adrienne Mike
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OK, guys we're going to talk about Halloween. (Yeah) So, what do you think about Halloween?
I actually like it. It's a fun holiday for kids especially because you get to dress up in
costumes and you get lots of candy if you go trick-or-treating. I have a lot of good memories.
of Halloween growing up.

OK, what is trick-or-treating? Why do you trick-or-treat?
Trick-or-treat is when you go, you dress up in your costume on Halloween and you go door-to-door
ringing doorbells, knocking on doors. One person comes to the door, you say, "Trick-or-treat"
and usually these days they give you a treat which is candy or apples or something like that
but in the older days, you could, if they didn't give you a treat, then you could play a trick on
them or they could play a trick on you, instead of giving you a treat, something like that.

I always thought that it was they performed, the person at the door performed some kind of trick
for the kids because they didn't have candy to give, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, I don't know exactly. It's one of those three options.
Yeah, I think it's you play a trick on them. (Oh, really) You throw trash against their house.
Toilet paper their.
Toilet paper, eggs, (egg their window), dog pooh in the paper bag on fire.
On fire!
Yuck.
Yeah, that's gross. So, Mike, you're from Canada, so do you have Halloween American-style in Canada?
Do you celebrate trick-or-treating? Do you do trick-or-treating?
Oh, yeah, I think it is the same as in the U.S. I believe it is a little bit different in Europe, maybe.
They don't have the same kind of traditions but, yeah, exactly the same as in the U.S. We watched all
the Snoopy, Charlie Brown Halloween kind of things, just like everybody....

OK. That's good. I'm glad because now we can diverge. What was, what were your costumes when you were younger?
Ah, I had so many. My mom was a seamstress so she used to make a lot of my costumes. I designed them and she
would make them for me and my sister so one year I was bat girl, another year I was Wonder Woman. Another year
I was Princess Lea from Star Wars, I was a rainbow and a clown and a cat, and a witch and everything, basically
that you're supposed to be for Halloween I was.

A lot of heroines in there.
Of course. Strong women!
Mike, how about you?
I was goat boy.
Goat boy!
I was always goat boy because (Every year) there, yeah, we, I couldn't afford to get a decent costume every year.
So how were you goat boy? What did you look like?
Where did you get goat boy from?
They just put some sort of, they put a lot of trash on me, and forced me to eat a can. It's OK.
I got lots of candy but then the other kids would beat me up and steal it from me. That's OK.

That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.
Well, you know. That's all right. It toughened me up when I got older.

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