Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Good idea with sugar cookies!


Jack o'lantern origin
People have been making jack o'lanterns at Halloween for centuries. The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed "Stingy Jack." According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks....(continued at) History.com

MYTH
People used to believe you could walk around your house three times
backwards before sunset on Halloween, and that would take care of all evil.

FACT
One billion (1,000,000,000) -
Total production of major pumpkin-producing states in 2006. Illinois led
the country by producing 492 million pounds of the vined orange gourd.
Pumpkin patches in California, Ohio and Pennsylvania also provided lots of
pumpkins: Each state produced at least 100 million pounds. The value of all
pumpkins produced by major pumpkin-producing states was $101 million.

STORY
The ghost of Abigail Adams

REAL GHOST FILMED
A dungeon in London

3 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

So much useful information, "Stingy Jack", sounds like an Irishman and I am always walking backwards around my house, trying to remember whatr I was going to do - so I try to retrace my tracks. Clody this morning - but no fog - getting ready to hit the road.

Stan said...

See thatr uyou are still dwelling on finger cookies - hey, it is time top switch tpo a bettr use ofg pumpkins! Pie time!

Shana said...

oh you scarred me!

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