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Halloween 1991

October 31, 2011 - Karin Elton
My then 6-year-old son and I drove from Minneapolis to Lynd on Halloween 20 years ago. I don’t think I knew it was going to be a major blizzard. I didn’t pay too much attention to forecasts or the weather at that time.

As I drove through the small towns in my little sky blue Chevy S10, I could see a few intrepid trick-or-treaters trying to snag some candy early on, but Halloween was canceled that year.

I would have made it home pretty well except for this guy, blinded and confused by the thickly falling snow, drove on the wrong side of a divided highway. I had to take the ditch slightly and my sideview mirror clipped his sideview mirror. The guy was really nice and stopped to make sure I was OK. I told him we were fine and there was no damage on our side. (His sideview mirror was hanging down.) He said he wasn’t from this country and got confused. It was really frightening to have someone driving straight at you.

I’ll have to ask my now 26-year-old son if he remembers the year he didn’t go trick or treating, but did receive a scare.


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