Through Grandma’s Eyes: The Pumpkins

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin

and have it all to myself

than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

-Henry David Thoreau-

journal entry:

In case you don’t know what a pumpkin is, it is a round, orange ball with lots of spaghetti and seeds inside of it.  There are lots of pumpkins in Grandpa’s garden.  Sometimes the squash bugs each the pumpkins before the harvest.  Most of the time, there are more pumpkins that anyone can carve!  You can’t just harvest the pumpkins.  You have to line them up and talk about them.  You have to say things like ” this is a really big pumpkin” or “this one has a funny shape” or “this one looks like a hedgehog” or “I get the biggest pumpkin”.  If you are a little person, it is easier to count the pumpkins when Grandpa asks you to if you put them in a row.  Then you won’t count them more than once.  Sometimes four pumpkins turn into ten pumpkins if you forget where you started.  Magic comes with the pumpkin harvest !

“We fancy men are individuals; so are pumpkins;

but every pumpkin in the field

goes through every point of pumpkin history.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

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