Friday, August 15, 2014

Begging For Candy


10 comments:

Pam Morris said...

of course! as children, we used to put our pumpkins in the window looking out so that loser deviants wouldn't smash them. (father used to spend lots of time carving and painting them) brought tears to my eyes when I would see all the pumpkin debris on the road the morning after Halloween. sigh.

girl6 said...

Uggggggggghhh..
always Always ALWAYS makes me SO sad to see the MURDER of a pumpkin!
it's VERY disturbing that people can take SUCH joy in destruction. Grinds my gears & makes my blood BOIL. :(:(:(

Jay's Shadow said...

Or at least the ones who do this should be pelted with pumpkins.

Hey, why isn't this animated???

Adam said...

Agreed. Few things are as depressing as seeing smashed pumpkin guts all over a sidewalk on November 1st.

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

AGREED!!!! I can't even watch Pumpkin Chunkin'!!!! Such a waste of what could have been a beautiful jack o' lantern!!!

Autumnleaf said...

I heartily agree.

HalloweeNut said...

That they should.

Rot said...

jay, hahaha

so one year when my brother and i were in late grade school, some kids must have taken our porch pumpkin and picked it up and dropped it down our front steps. Not sure why they didn't steal it or take it to the street to smash it. It was a full, uncut pumpkin since it wasn't quite Halloween yet. So it was lying there on the ground with a big crack in it. So we put it back on the porch, but we felt really violated. Probably the first time in our lives something was vandalized. And we loved pumpkins unnaturally, so it felt really personal. So we stuck tiny pins around the bottom of the pumpkin with the hopes that the kids would try again and get stabbed. Wasn't easy poking them end-first into the lower portion of the pumpkin.
So we're in bed that night, and one of us wakes the other up and says something like "what if Ann sees the pumpkin on the ground tomorrow morning...and tries to pick it up and gets stabbed by the pins?!!!" Ann was our elderly neighbor who shared the same porch.
So we sneak down at 2am and take the pins out.

Pumpkin made it. Until he rotted prematurely due to the big crack.

Willow Cove said...

Rot, you guys were geniuses! But, yeah, didn't want to hurt the neighbor. Nowadays, they'd sue you for hurting them. But,oh, to dream of evil paybacks! Dog poo smeared around the pumpkin,hmmmm.
or rigged to cattle fencing hot wired, Zappp!

Autumnleaf said...

If anyone new how much goodness comes in one pumpkin. I've frozen the pumpkin meat and enjoyed pumpkin soup in April and May! I think there should be a pumpkin recycling program.....or something.:)