Only 70 More Days Until Halloween!

By | August 22, 2021

I found this gem while going through some old boxes. Mom didn’t have a costume, so she dressed me up in a raincoat and mask!

This was taken in the kitchen of our old house in South Minneapolis: 1506 W. 55th St. We moved to Apple Valley in July, 1969, so I’m either 2, 3, or 4 years old here. My guess would be 4. Original source is a Polaroid photo, so I’m amazed it has held up as long as it has.

The candy bag was a giveaway from WCCO Television. Every year, Channel 4 gave these away at various businesses around the Twin Cities. You could also get one if you were lucky enough to be part of the studio audience with Clancy the Cop, Willie Ketchem, and Carmen the Nurse. This was a great promotional item since their call letters and channel number were featured prominently on each bag.

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