Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Happy Halloween, Minnesota style October 31, 2016

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I was working in the lab driving into Janesville late one night Friday afternoon, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight…Frankenstein by the train tracks.




I was working in the lab exploring Hayfield late one night one Saturday morning, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight…a sign for Kuster’s Dead & Breakfast.




I was working in the lab walking in Zumbrota late one night early one morning, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight…a witch/ghost with an identity crisis.




I was working in the lab visiting the House of Kuster in Hayfield late one night morning, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight…skulls staggered along a stairway.




I was working in the lab checking my texts late one night early one morning, when my eyes beheld an eerie a crazy sight…my six-month-old granddaughter disguised as Poppy the troll. I laughed and laughed and laughed. Deep belly laughs. I’m still laughing.




Happy Halloween!

Β© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Troll image of my granddaughter, Izzy, is courtesy of her mom, Amber. Izzy’s paternal uncle works for DreamWorks Animation, which is releasing the movie, Trolls, in a few days. He shipped the Poppy hat from California to Minnesota for his niece.


24 Responses to “Happy Halloween, Minnesota style”

  1. Beth Ann Says:

    That is one adorable troll! πŸ™‚ Is she going trick or treating? πŸ™‚

  2. Izzy is so CUTE πŸ™‚ Love the photos – Happy Halloween – Enjoy!

  3. Cheryl Nagel Says:


  4. Bernadette Thomasy Says:

    You have captured Minnesota-style Halloween. My favorite is Frankenstein by the train tracks. Happy Halloween.

  5. What a fun post! Happy Halloween to you, Audrey! Tonight, we’ll be sitting by our blazing fire bowl set up in the driveway, candy in our old plastic black cauldron, a freshly-carved jack o’lantern with a giant candle glowing inside of it. I love Halloween.

  6. Jackie Says:

    Oh Izzy, how adorable. She is the cutest troll around!

  7. Littlesundog Says:

    Well, I had not heard of Poppy the Troll… but I daresay I am now informed and what a threatening-looking sideways glance she has!! Ha ha!!

  8. Sue Ready Says:

    a fun post and Izzy looks quite unsure of her Troll attire but she indeed looks very cute.

  9. Oh that is one cute baby

  10. Valerie Says:

    I love your little six-month-old troll!

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