Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gorgeous Fall Bounty

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. Lots of children will be searching for just the right pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Have you ever wondered where the custom of carving a pumpkin came from? Carving a pumpkin dates back to ancient Ireland. It is said that the Irish people would wear hides to scare away the evil spirits on October 31st. and they would use lighted candles in turnips, beets and potatoes to guide the good spirits to their homes. The use of pumpkins did not come into being until the Irish immigrants moved to the United States, where big orange pumpkins were cheaper than turnips. Little did we know right? My advice is to have a bowl of apples, candies or popcorn balls for the goblins come Halloween night. Who knows what pranks they might play on you if you don't.
Till next time.......

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