Today I wanted to share with you a Dave Barry Classic about Halloween:

“Carving the pumpkin is a Halloween tradition that began in the British Isles, where one magical night several centuries ago, a group of people decided to put a lit candle inside a hollowed-out pumpkin to symbolize the fact they had been hitting the sauce pretty hard. Today, pumpkin-carving is an activity that the whole family can enjoy, except for Dad, who gets stuck with the job of actually carving the pumpkin, which means he has to stick his hand inside and grasp the pumpkin slime, knowing that at any moment he might encounter the North American Gourd-Dwelling Scorpion, whose toxic sting claims more American lives each year than cell phones and asteroids combined.”

Do you carve pumpkins? If so, please share your ideas.
Martha Stewart seems to have her pumpkin carving down to a science. Mine are not quite so elaborate.


  1. Mary Marvella // October 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM  

    Amazing, but too much work for me! Some people seem to have a lot of free time!

  2. Josie // November 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM  

    LOL! I have a feeling that Martha Stewart's gremlins are helping her a bit. :)

  3. debjulienne // November 6, 2014 at 7:39 PM  

    I wish I had the patience to do those, and a steady hand...I'm better at making toasted pumpkin seesd ;-)