This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Follow the sugar trail..."

Talking about childhood Halloweens this week, and what kind of "haul" we made, Larry said his mom used to appropriate the loot bags when they got home to "check" the treats for wholesomeness.  He figured she took her percentage--in fact, probably the best stuff (chocolate).  He figures she had a stash somewhere in the house afterwards, but he never thought to "follow the sugar"

We talked about what candy was considered cheap (suckers and those black or orange individual caramel things) and yucky (marshmallow peanuts and homemade popcorn balls).  I think when we were fairly little (read-naive), we left out loot bags on our dining room chairs, so they were easy targets for mom to graze.
I think I remember a year in St Cloud where we each filled a large brown grocery bag with loot--is that possible?  We weren't allowed to go very far, and those rubber masks were awful to wear/breathe in. But, we probably had little blond, blue eyed sis along the last year we lived in St Cloud.  That would have done it.  She wouldn't have worn a mask...

 Larry was Mighty Mouse there in Hawaii, but we never actually dressed up in Minnesota--it was cold enough to wear coats, so it was just masks--a pig, a duck, and...a cat?  I can still remember the smell of the inside of that mask, and how wet it got from breathing in it.
Just for fun, heres a site Larry found of kids in costumes in years past.  LOL...some look pretty familiar!

Have a good time tonight, ok?

1 comment:

  1. With 13 grizzly bears sighted in the neighborhood Oct. 28 it would take a calloused parent to send their little one charging around with a bag of loot!

    Despite the horizontal rain and gale-force winds we did get one little lion accompanied by a close-by parent! Halloween in Kodiak is always a near-Darwinian experience. Or maybe Far-Side?