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Pumpkins for Everyone

The dreaded pumpkins are back.  It is not that I don’t like them, I do.  I also like pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte from StarbucksGreen Pumpkins20081014.  I love fall and everything it offers.  Now of course , is when the jackets are worn full time outside and there is no getting by in the middle of the day.  The pumpkins mean Halloween is on it’s way and I find that dreadful.  It ruins the fall for me as it is a day I do not like.  As a child I never liked it and I did not see a purpose to it.  There was nothing loving about it and all that really happened is damage with soap bars and things that got broken.   I did my time getting dressed up and walking the neighborhoods, but I found it much more agreeable to just sit back and watch.  I was Zorro one year and another a cowboy, but as I got older it became a ghost or just simple things and all was lost for me.  I did not mind taking my siblings around and being the big brother.  I just did not want to do it. 

I carve pumpkins now because the Grandkids like it and it is enjoyment.  To see their faces at what they drew or carved, it worth every minute.  I guess the real reason is that it signals the end of my special time.  The cold becomes more biting and not as friendly.  I will hang on to fall a little longer and try to smile when someone says treat or treat. 

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Goebbert’s Farm


What a wonderful tradition.  Goebberts’ Farm is just an enduring place.  I took this with a Panasonic DMC FX07.  The coloring for me was perfect and it reminded me of looking for pumpkins year after year until the perfect pumpkin is found.  Round enough to carve, big enough to make a good face and heavy enough so we can still carry it.  I am a little worried, development after development has surrounded Goebbert’s, and who would blame them if they got enough money to move out of South Barrington.  They do have another location in Hampshire and maybe the financial crisis of today will slow down the annihilation of such great traditions.     We will go to Goebbert’s again before Halloween we need the carving pumpkins.  I hope the grandchildren I take will be able to do the same thing.     BTW it cost nothing to get in and nothing to park.

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