Saturday, October 31, 2009

Jack O' Lantern

Happy All Hallows Eve! Do you know this? Halloween, or the Hallow E'en as they call it in Ireland , means All Hallows Eve, or the night before the 'All Hallows', also called 'All Hallowmas', or 'All Saints', or 'All Souls' Day, observed on November 1. In old English the word 'Hallow' meant 'sanctify'. Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherians used to observe All Hallows Day to honor all Saints in heaven, known or unknown. The nuns always told me it was the night that Satan's friends celebrated before All Saints' Day, a holy day of obligation. Sitting in church that day my mind would always drift back home to my HUGE bag of candy. It certainly was hard to concentrate. Just a side note: I was ALWAYS a devil when it came to costumes on Halloween... surprised? Now, this scary looker will be overseeing our driveway tonight, as our 3-4 goulies venture to the door. No, I didn't carve it but a close and personal friend did.
*ps Pay no attention to that UFO floating in the left hand corner in this image.


  1. Hey this is cali I like your jackolantern!!!!!!!!!!

    It's very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Birdman, this reminds me of all the Halloweens when the kids were young and J- and A- would work the roads in the safe neighborhoods around the town. Those were the days of no trick or treaters coming to my house due to its location and seclusion, now it's hundreds of kids!!!!!EEEEEK how I long for the days of eating all the candy by myself! Boo-hoo!!!

  3. Great jacko! We finally finished jackos last night with our kids! Boooo! Happy Halloween!

  4. i liked your narrative and your pumpkin carving is excellent

  5. I'm guessing the close personal friend is also brilliant at making ghosts. Spooky shot. I bet the kids who dared come near loved it!

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