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October 29, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5727468

Hey Mitch,

I have never heard this story. Interesting.

Aunt April
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2008
2:37 PM

Post #5729490

It is strange fable right?

October 29, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5729612

Yes, it is. Glad it isn't true.

Aunt April
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2008
6:40 PM

Post #5730365

Same here - sad when you think there was a time folks really believed such things..
Mount Vernon, KY

October 28, 2012
12:12 PM

Post #9318067

Oh, I bet they didn't even back then.
I saw a recent show on TV that said humans are always ready to pick out faces, eyes, nose and mouth out of anything.

Hmmm - that is why the wood pattern in the door to my childhood bedroom had a face in it.

That is why we like carving faces in round things like turnips and pumpkins.

But then we sort of feel silly doing it -- so nothing like a great story to go along with it, for little kids.

I enjoyed this story four years ago and still like it.
This year I have a lot of big - sweet turnips - but they are not getting eat. I think I will make some little latterns out of a few of them for Halloween -- always nice to have festive light when the days grow short and the dark comes so early.

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