LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The good love stories are always kind of crazy. Just ask Ian and Liz Howse of Lakeville. Their front lawn "graveyard" is a tribute to a life that narrowly escaped death.
"Six years ago we found out she was cancer free on Halloween and I decided it was time to celebrate," Ian said with a smile.
That celebration, six years ago, was just a few Halloween decorations to put outside of their home for trick or treat night. It has now grown into a Halloween wonderland to celebrate Liz's life and Ian's undying devotion.
"I was blessed that she got well so I figure I got to do something each year to remind myself how lucky you are. It's kind of a weird way but we love it," Ian said.
"It's kind of strange that we are celebrating such an eerie holiday but there is a reason for it. Our celebration of death was really our celebration of life," Liz echoed.
For this couple, there is no better way to salute life than to scare the holy living sugar out of every single kid that dares cross their home's threshold.
"Kind of pick the scared ones the real skittish," Ian explained while choosing which trick or treater to terrorize. It works every time.
For every terrified ghost or goblin there is another reminder on this plot for Ian and Liz. Life is worth celebrating--it's every trick, it's every treat.
"Cancer diagnosis is a huge life altering thing so every year we celebrate even more because I have made it another year," Liz said.
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