Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I finally have a little time after the shows and before starting the Christmas gifts for the grandchildren to sit and dream for a short time.  The chill in the air and the color of the trees and all the pumpkins out and about have me looking back on a super time in the mid-west, Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio.

It has now come and gone for 2012, but there is already a 2013 plan, would you believe?  I have a link to a scroll of photos from this last show, and it just keeps getting bigger and better.

The gourds, squash and pumpkins (, sorry about that! I went to Google the difference between the three, and after reading, I am still not sure.  Again, the gourds, squash and pumpkin display, seem to take a whole street, it was just about 2 blocks long 60 years ago.  Wow was that hard to type, almost 60 years and it is still something that calls me to remember, magic. 

When you are very very young and at the end of your block in your small town, starts a midway that rivals any state fair, in the USA.  From my porch you could see the top of the lighted Farris Wheel.  Yes, for a first grader that was magic.

It was a time when a child could walk the streets with out an armed guard and dream their way up Court Street and down Main Street.  Even though it only took up several blocks of each street, it seems like it took every moment of the long weekend to take in everything. 

Congratulations Circleville on another great Pumpkin Show and will be looking forward to the photo's of 2013's big show.

Original Circleville
Original Circleville

Now back to reality and the lone elf must get started!! 

Hope this finds you all healthy and happy, and a special sweet hug to Flossie and Mr Wonderful!!


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