HALLOWEEN TALE OF HORROR AND PUMPKINS

By NORMAN M. COVERT

(FREDERICK, Md.) – This Halloween story is a cross between Linus waiting for The Great Pumpkin and Seymour, the flesh eating monster plant from the movie, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The subject of this tale has captured the curiosity of the neighborhood and boasts monster pumpkins from the Seymouresque tendrils threatening the Japanese maple.

It would appear The Great Pumpkin has already arrived fulfilling Charles Shulz’s cartoon expectations minus the toys. This is perfect Halloween decoration.

It all begins in Mrs. Rabideau’s first grade class at our Orchard Grove Elementary School last May. Grandson Nicholas was agog at the possibilities of his teacher’s science experiment seeking answers to which medium might be best for growing fertile seeds.… Read More