“If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them.”
Jack Handy (American Writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1991-2003. Famous for his Deep Thoughts comedy sketches.)
TIME: 5:45 PM
PLACE: Living room
SUBJECT: Vintage plastic pumpkin
Ouch. That pained me to write “vintage”, but it is because it’s at least 40 years old. This is my plastic-candy-gathering-pumpkin from the early 1970’s. My name is still on the bottom – printed by my mom with blue pen on first aid tape. My brother’s had plastic pumpkins for trick-or-treating too, but theirs were round with more traditional faces. I always liked mine better because he was winking.