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