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tomorrow I plan to carve the pumpkin that we got last week when we went to the pumpkin patch…

usually the kids would be over and we would carve them together… this has been a tradition since the 13 year old was a little tyke, even though he doesn’t always get to participate… Grandpa loved to carve the pumpkins and each year they got more and more intricate…

ready for action...

ready for action…

pumpkin carving was serious business and the table would be covered with a plastic tablecloth and a bowl set out for the seeds and another for the guts…

tracing the pattern with care in just the right spot...

tracing the pattern with care in just the right spot…

then there would be the decision making about which pattern to follow for each pumpkin, unless someone decided to go free form…

one down... still a couple to go...

one half done… still a couple to go…

everyone would participate… until they got bored, and then Grandpa would finish off the job… he liked that because then he could do exactly what he wanted, lol…

Grandpa finishing up when others lost interest...

Grandpa finishing up when others lost interest…

great excitement would take place when a candle went in and the lights went out

pretty cool pumpkin...

pretty cool pumpkin…

this year I will be carving my pumpkins on my own… our thirteen year old has a project due on Friday and tomorrow night is set aside for he and a classmate to get that done…

tonight’s pictures are from the last pumpkin carving we did with Grandpa, two years ago…

I am so thankful for all of the pictures I have taken over the years… it was great fun to go through and pick a few…