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Re^2: What I look for in a pumpkin is...

by Gavin (Canon)
on Oct 28, 2006 at 10:58 UTC ( #581073=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
in thread What I look for in a pumpkin is...

I was getting fed up with all this about pumpkins, but you made me laugh out loud ++.

When I was a young lad many moons ago in the UK we didn't know what a pumpkin was and had to make do with a hollowed out turnip or swede. Not an easy thing to hollow out compared to a pumpkin.
Many hours later with cuts on our hands the resplendent blood splattered hollowed out turnips would be put on view illuminated by a bit of candle (no batteries or flashing diodes for us).

The kids have it too easy these days!!
Gavin


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Re^3: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by brig (Scribe) on Oct 28, 2006 at 19:46 UTC

    Well it is halloween.

    A turnip? That sounds like a true challenge, I've made Jacks out of various gourds, but never a turnip

    I'm glad I made you laugh. After having a number of Jack-O-Lanterns smashed over the years I decided to get even. I decided that filling it with broken bottles was over the top, but remembered the old "poop in a burning bag" prank.

    I had two more Jacks smashed after that (2002) and not a one since.

    :)

    --Brig
Re^3: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Oct 30, 2006 at 13:40 UTC
    had to make do with a hollowed out turnip or swede

    Hollowed out Swedes? Don't they scream an awful lot? For lack of a Swede, can you substitute a Fin?

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