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That was really nice of you! Probably a good thing you didn't hand out those knives on Halloween. Maybe you'll run into a Boy Scout troop?
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on November 2, 2015
That is some cool chocolate. I am pretty sure I would not have eaten them either. What joy!!
By: Tabor on November 2, 2015
Chocolate swiss army knives? Who knew. And I'm so surprised it was raining in Portland. I did see on the news that Portland elephants in the zoo got to destroy some giant pumpkins. It looked like they really enjoyed themselves.
By: Michael Offutt on November 2, 2015
Awww that's just perfectly sweet.. so to speak. Your gift was probably the high point of their rainy night. I'm also thinking boy scouts for the knives. Your local troop would probably appreciate the donation and they could use them as part of prize handouts or something.
By: Hilary on November 2, 2015
What a great gesture! It made Halloween extra special for the little lady bugs! Gestures like that are what my dad used to call "Hyacinths for the soul". Unfortunately we had not one trick or treater, and are left with a bowl of candy!!
By: Laurie on November 2, 2015
It's nice that your ladybugs found a forever home!!
By: fishducky on November 2, 2015
I was kinda here. I will explain later.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on November 2, 2015
what a sweetie you are- you made their Halloween evening very special!Chocolate Swiss Army knives? Seriously? Wow. Have a great week!
By: Kathe W. on November 2, 2015
Those little Ladybugs will long remember that nice man who gave them such a special treat. It's probably a good thing not to have passed out those chocolate knives-it may have put you on a watch list of some sort! Now if they were chocolate 9mm pistols, you would probably have been a candidate for Man of the Year by the NRA!
By: Tom Cochrun on November 2, 2015
Who enjoyed the lady bug gift more, the little lady bug recipients, or the lady bug giver? I suspect you my friend! Good move. Be careful with the chocolate knives, you might get someone thrown out of school, and I wouldn't blame the school, they do look real.
By: cranky on November 2, 2015
it was fate. :)
By: TexWisGirl on November 2, 2015
Very cute and I know these ladybug chocolates well because I got them when I was young in my shoe:) The German custom (Austria, Holland, Poland etc..) celebrate Dec. 6th which is St. Nicholas Day. The day before, my parents would tell us that we had to polish our shoes (and theirs-they weren't dumb) and place them between the screen door and main door. In the morning our shoes were full of chocolates and candy with evergreen while my parents got potatoes. St Nicholas came and delivered treats to good girls and boys. The Ladybug is an old legend in Germany. During Midieval times , a village prayed to their Lady (Mary was bigger at that time than Jesus) to make sure their crops would not be destroyed by aphids. After praying, these tiny red bugs came and ate the aphids so they called them Ladybugs in honour of our lady Mary. You can buy them as well as chimney sweeps and other chocolates at any German Delicatessen.,
By: Birgit on November 2, 2015
Adorable ladybug. We didn't get anyone here since it's mostly older couples in the neighborhood. It was a warm and beautiful night here as opposed to your wet evening. Great idea on the candy.
By: Bouncin Barb on November 2, 2015
What an inspired candy gift. I guess you'd need to make it known that you're looking for serial killers in order to get rid of the knives next year, but it might actually be simpler to eat them. You must be incredibly strong willed not to have done it already.
By: Jenny Woolf on November 2, 2015
Little kids are amazing. Everything shows on their ace and body language. And don't forget to watch the eyes.
By: red on November 2, 2015
Aw what a great story! As you might imagine, I love ladybugs too :)
By: The Bug on November 2, 2015
You made it a very memorable Halloween for them!
By: messymimi on November 2, 2015
I think that makes you sweeter than the ladybugs!
By: Val on November 2, 2015
Serendipity all around :)
By: jenny_o on November 2, 2015
A SWEET story!
By: John on November 3, 2015
Very nice. I'm glad they weren't dressed as Swiss Army Knives.
By: Mike@A Bit About Britain on November 3, 2015
I love small children for that very reason. it takes almost nothing to fill them with awe and glee.
By: ellen abbott on November 3, 2015
Wonderful gesture; those chocolate lady bugs will get checked out by their parents. We we live (rural) we don't get any costumed kids. But just in case we do... there is a bowl of goodies.
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 3, 2015
I wish they were real swiss army knives. I'd be round to your house dressed as one just to get it. I've eaten the chocolate ladybirds before, they were very tasty so I'm sure the kids will love them.
By: LL Cool Joe on November 3, 2015
Our doorbell rang twice, with three urchins each time. SWMBO says that's the last time we'll do Halloween. NOW where am I gonna get my candy?
By: Catalyst on November 3, 2015
I was going to write pretty much what Birgit wrote! She must be from Germany, too... (Too bad I don't know what her blog is - there are no links in the comments on your blogs like on other blogs - now I'd like to visit her blog!). If you have any chocolate ladybugs left, I might come to YOUR house to trick-or-treat next Halloween!
By: Pixel Peeper on November 3, 2015
What a great gesture! Hearing you tell your story, I'm not sure who was happier, you are the little neighborhood bugs? ;)
By: Scott Park on November 3, 2015
That was an inspired gift for those two kids. Reading this made me smile. R
By: Rick on November 4, 2015
In my mother's neighborhood, while visiting, I saw bus loads of kids brought in to Trick or Treat.
By: Michael Manning on November 5, 2015
Keep those pocket knives with you when you go out. Maybe you'll get mugged! Your ladybug chocolates will be something those two girls will remember for the rest of their lives. Wonderful!
By: Mitchell is Moving on November 9, 2015
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