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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Porch Pumpkins

Porch Pumpkins
Originally uploaded by kc0lex (Matthew)
This is the final result of a couple hours of work I undertook with the 4 oldest girls. Dawn and Addie went shopping and I got to slice open 3 pumpkins (1 had gone rotten) and supervise the gutting of the pumpkins. We drew faces on them and cut them. Mary (10.5 now) wanted to carve the face of one while I worked on another and I didn't let her. However, she is getting old enough that with some supervision she will be carving one next year. I have some more pictures to put up from the carving and 1 other picture of the finished product that just has the glowing cutouts but no glowing pumpkins. Hope everyone had a great All Hallows and remembered their loved ones on All Souls.

Quote of the day

I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.

- Thomas Jefferson

Not only is this a quote of the day, it is something that makes you go hmmmmm.