A Matter of Morality?

Nov 18, 2014 | 3 comments

 

Truck Load of Spent Pumpkins

Truck Load of Spent Pumpkins

The Great Pumpkin (that would be Bradley) was in Oysterville over the weekend and before he left, he cleaned up a few loose ends… as in picking up the remaining pumpkins along Territory Road.

“I put out 44 this year and only 10 disappeared. That’s a much smaller ‘shrinkage’ percentage than last year.”

Last year 35 pumpkins were scattered along the verges and by the end of October only 17 were left. They started ‘evaporating’ the day after Bradley distributed them and, week by week, they simply went away. Bradley’s conclusion concerning this year’s improvement: Maybe people are getting more honest.

Ghost Pumpkin on the Meadow Bench

Ghost Pumpkin on the Meadow Bench

I’m not quite so charitable. The pumpkins this year were far different from past years. This year’s crop were flat-ish, warty, and some were white, not orange. In no way were they the traditional shape for carving jack-o-lanterns. I think the temptation to take one just wasn’t as great.

Which, we think, is just fine and dandy. This year’s display was grand. The shapes and sizes and colors were just distinctive enough to invite admiration and commentary but not thievery. Well… not as much as usual.

3 Comments

  1. Jean stamper

    Bradley’s pumpkins and squash didn’t make it down to in front of our house and so Anne bought some to put in front of our fence..they kept disappearing and I saw one of them go. It was those pesky raccoons so maybe that explains the ones missing from Bradley’s display. I’d like to think no one would steal the pumpkins but I remember last year they becMe a target for a few trucks..they are always a welcome addition

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    • sydney

      Wow! I didn’t know those pesky raccoons were still in town. I’d gladly sacrifice one or two pumpkins as long as they stay away from our chickens’.. But I don’t know how the Great Pumpkin would feel about it.

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  2. Stephanie Frieze

    Perhaps they lasted better because Sid’s gave away a pumpkin to any child 12 and under. I thought that a lovely jesture on the part of the store. Maybe it was a combination of things. We were delighted to see them when we came for the ghost stories!

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