Time for Pumpkins

Oct 2, 2012 Author Guy

Something about the chilly nights and the big harvest moon make me want to go buy some pumpkins and put them on the front porch. I don’t even have any kids to entertain with pumpkin carving, but to me the pumpkin is a seasonal symbol that everyone can embrace. You don’t even have to carve it into a scary face. Just putting a pumpkin on the front porch says that you care about your community and that you are celebrating or at least observing the change of seasons.

This weekend I plan on finding some charity or church that is selling fresh pumpkins and buying a couple. I might even buy an extra one and give it to my neighbor across the street. That old fucker never does anything to decorate his house. Maybe he can’t afford it or maybe he doesn’t think it is important. But if I give him a pumpkin for his front porch, then at least I get to look at it and enjoy the sight of the pumpkin and not just his plain, bare porch with ugly concrete steps.

Of course, if he just tosses it in the trash then I will be pissed off. But that is a possibility when you try to do something nice for people who don’t appreciate it.

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