Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wishing you a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Well for the first year in many it was left to me to carve the pumpkin for the front porch. When the girls were little, and even into their teens, they all loved a little carving action. Ron and the girls would gather around the kitchen table and create..........and create they did, seeds, goop, mushy mess all over the table lined with newspaper. We never knew what they would end up looking like. They would come up with some crazy and sometime strikingly beautiful carvings. They got their talent from their Dad who has carved some award winning pumpkins through the years, unfortunately for you and me, he was traveling this year so the photo is my pumpkin face creation!

Before I do the unveiling of my creation I have a bit of Halloween Trivia to share with you.
Did you know that.........
  • Halloween traditions of trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns were brought to America in the 1840s by Irish escaping the Great Potato Famine. On Halloween, Irish peasants begged the rich for food and played practical jokes on those who refused. To avoid being tricked, the rich handed out cookies, candies, and fruit, a practice that turned into our present day trick-or-treating.  **Source Care 2 Make a Difference (Thank you!)
Have a wonderful evening!

Wishing you a Happy & Safe Halloween!