Thursday, October 30, 2008

Things that go BUMP in the night


Did you know Jack-o-lanterns were originally carved from turnips? They were carved to keep away  Jack, an Irish man so wicked neither Heaven or Hell wanted him so he wandered the country side at night looking for a place to rest his soul.
I love Halloween and all the lore that goes with it. I love the pagan madness we celebrate with our children. It's wonderful and primal and scary and fun.
Buster helped carve this one. He ate out the teeth while I wasn't looking.

I'll leave you with an old Scottish  prayer:
From ghosties and ghoulies 
And long leggedy beasties 
And things that go bump in the night 
Good Lord deliver us

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