Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Timely Demise


Cause of Death: Sub-zero Temperatures and Time
Time of Death: Sometime during the night of November 10th
Name of Victim: Jack Pumpkin


It is my pleasure to report that Jack Pumpkin has died.

I have never known a death that I have mourned less. An altercation with this villainous pumpkin cost my son a trip to the Emergency room, from which he emerged with four stitches. Jack Pumpkin was banished to an out-of-the-way spot outside, and forgotten about until today.

My son's stitches have been removed, and his thumb has healed ... and the guilty pumpkin has met its demise.

Usually I am a little sad when the lifespan of a Jack-'O-Lantern comes to an end.

Not this one.

It got what it deserved.



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How soon after Halloween do you discard or put your decorations away?


One final thought about the deceased:

I said to my son: “I've gotten a lot of milage out of your thumb ... I've written about it in several posts.”

His response: “I hope I get a lot more milage out of it than that!”


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11 comments :

  1. This made me laugh Susan! I'm sure you're glad to be rid of this troublesome pumpkin! Ours barely last until Halloween because it's so damp here - so into the yard waste they go the day after Halloween. Love what your son said - sounds like a teenager!

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    1. I'm glad you found it funny Lana! I'm sure your sons come up with some great lines all the time as well!

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  2. Die, Jack Pumpkin, Die. And he has.
    Unmourned.

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    1. Thanks for joining me in these sentiments!

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  3. We do't put anything outside anymore but the inside decorations go away the day after halloween.

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    1. I keep stuff out for a bit longer than that ... partly because I enjoy it - and partly because I am not in the mood to decorate for (American) Thanksgiving yet ...

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  4. So funny! That poor pumpkin was probably sent to the field with it's back facing the house for his transgression! Glad it is gone and your son's thumb looks so much better!

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    1. I guess I probably should remember that that "poor pumpkin" was actually provoked, when it was attacked with a knife. Maybe it was self defense?

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  5. So so funny!!

    But you might be on to something in your last comment... the pumpkin WAS attacked with a knife ;) LOL.

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    1. I'm glad you liked this Erin! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  6. Our pumpkin died too. My daughter was sad. "But I loved it!"

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