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Old 10-19-2009, 10:56 PM   #31
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I was going to see IF I could move it up front today for the trickertreaters
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:40 PM   #32
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I took this little carrot topped cutie pie's photo. We were out in a pumpkin patch with me looking for bugs and there was this little human cuter than a bug looking at me like I was some sort of an alien life form. I couldn't resist. He had been trying to pick up a pumpkin and turned around and instead of finding his parents he found me... a total stranger with a camera. The orange of his hair and the pumpkins with that expression on his face was too cute I tell you. I got the parents' e-mail address and sent it to them.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:54 AM   #33
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That's a cute one.
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You captured the moment with the little carrot topped kid in the pumpkin patch.

The photo looks like it should be on a greeting card!

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Awe.......... I want to mousse his hair into a point.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #36
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Where's the pumpkin sled?


Peter Peter,pumpkin eater,
had a wife but couldn't keep her.
Put her in a pumpkin shell
and there he kept her very well.

Now it all makes scenes!
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Ah ha ha. You're right... but... there was a second verse where I think he got another wife. He probably couldn't have gotten away with having two wives so I wonder if he didn't do in the first that he couldn't afford to move onto a more affordable wife. Lots of those nursery rhymes were pure gore. I kept that Mother Goose book. I should go find it and see what that second verse was. I wonder what it really meant since I don't think they had the jumbo pumpkins back when that was written. When was it written anyway? 1700's, 1800's.
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I found The History of Nursery Rhymes, oddly enough, on a religious website. They caution that these rumors are just that, rumors, and there may be other explanations for the nursery rhymes as well. http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/nurseryryhmeshistory/#

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My personal favorite. Peter was a poor man who had an unfaithful wife. She kept cheating on him (couldnít keep her), so he had to find a way to stop her running around. His solution, fairly common in the middle ages, was a chastity belt (pumpkin shell). For those who donít know, a chastity belt is roughly a pair of metal underwear with lock and key, so that no one could enter the private region of the woman except whoever held the key, usually her husband. And as the rhyme goes, once he put her in that belt, he kept her very well.
Would this be your second verse?

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,
Had another and didnít love her;
Peter learned to read and spell,
And then he loved her very well.
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That book brought back a whole flood of childhood memories.
Mom used to read it nightly to us.

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My pumpkin is not so creamy colored since the frost hit it.
Deer have hit it as well......
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:05 PM   #40
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Off pumpkin topic but...
I found a cute little rhyme about the "woman" in the shoe...

You know the old woman
Who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children
She didn't know what to do

I think if she lived
In a little shoe-
House
That little old
Woman was
Surely a
Mouse!

So maybe Mr&Mrs (&Mrs again) Peter Pumpkin Eater were squash beetles!
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