The other night we had a pumpkin-carving party with our friends the Larsens. Of course we brought The Great Pumpkin over to their place, although it involved a wheelbarrow because it was simply too heavy to carry three blocks.

When I sliced into that puppy I learned that the skin was almost six inches thick in some places. Yikes. Needless to say it was quite a job to carve, but I carried on the tradition of doing a standard set of triangle eyes and nose, with a three-tooth mouth. It may not be exciting, but it’s a “classic”.

After we’d wheeled it back home, where it continues to dominate the front porch, it certainly dwarfs the other “standard” jack-o-lanterns we have.