|Marcus destroying his Halloween costume.|
Taylor: No, is it a good one?
Cyndi: Oh, you better believe it's good.
Rusty: You know that we don't do Halloween decorating. Have you ever wondered why?
Taylor: Actually, this is my first Halloween with you. I'd guess we can't afford to decorate.
Marcus: Actually, before your time, Jan got a big pumpkin to carve for Halloween. She figured if other people can carve one, she could too.
|Our pumpkin patch by Nellie.|
Micah: So we all sat down to watch a spooky Halloween show on the TV while Jan sat at the desk with a large knife and carved a face on the pumpkin.
Buddy: Just before the last commercial, there was a frightening scream behind us. We all turned and there was the pumpkin with wide eyes and big teeth. Blood was gushing out it's mouth and dripping from its eyes.
Percy: I ran over and Jan's hand with the knife was inside the pumpkin/ Blood was spurting out of her wrist and through the pumpkin's eyes and mouth.
Taylor: Jan cut herself with the knife?
Cyndi: That's what we thought too, but Jan was screaming that the pumpkin bit her.
Taylor: Bit her? But pumpkins don't bite. Er ... do they?
Merci: That one must. I dialed 9-1-1 with my nose for an ambulance. An E.M.T. said he could see what appeared to be large tooth marks in her wrist.
Rusty: Jan was taken away to the Emergency Room to stop the bleeding. After a while, two police officers came and read the pumpkin its rights.
Marcus: They carried it outside, put it in the back seat of a squad car, and drove away. We never saw it again.
Taylor: I bet they made a pie out of it. What about Jan?
Micah: Oh, yes, we saw Jan again. She's been wondering the streets as a bag lady ever since. Occasionally she stops by to say hello.
Buddy: It was a traumatic night. After that I never turned my back on another pumpkin. And we have never decorated for Halloween again.