Well, after about thirty years, his wife finally convinced him that folks would probably like to see the many varieties of pumpkins that dotted the back field. So this year, he’s offering free wagon rides down to the patch. Young Kate Preston was one of his first passengers. She persuaded her dad, the new town sheriff, to buy her seven pumpkins – one of each kind. What they’ll do with such an impressive collection remains to be seen. Their little house barely holds its two occupants. Maybe they’ll fill the front porch with a variety of jack-o-lanterns. Or maybe one of the sheriff’s admiring female entourage will make him a couple dozen pumpkin pies.
The Custer’s Mill Community Church is having a jumble sale next week. Rumor has it they’re selling the old pump organ that’s been housed in the sanctuary for what seems like a hundred years. There has been a lot of rumbling both for and against the sale. I just wonder who would buy such a piece of antiquity. Maybe we should take it on Antiques Roadshow to see what it’s worth before we so quickly dispose of it. Or maybe we should just let it remain in its corner beneath the stained glass representation of the Baptism of St. John. So many things to think about on this cool October eve!