I love October. It is my favorite month of the year. As a child, we always picked out the perfect pumpkins from Doi’s Pumpkin Patch (long since covered by a hospital parking lot) and took them home to be carved into the most creative ideas we could come up with. After 30+ years I am seeing a remarkable resemblance year after year. Two eyes, a nose, one or two teeth and to shake things up a set of eyebrows!
My dad was my pumpkin hero. I would start ambitiously, but the reality of pumpkin gutting didn’t get my adrenaline flowing. I just wanted to carve. He would finish up for me, while I am sure I sighed loudly with relief. Dad would take me trick or treating while Mom passed out candy. When I see the colors change, I smile a little brighter. It takes me home. Do you love Fall , or does another season hold #1 for you?