Death By Screwdriver

by on Nov.05, 2012, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from PUMPKINROT.COM: What’s Brewing | Go to Original Post

This was the year that I was the most satisfied with our jack o’lanterns.  We came close in 2009, but something was still missing.  I wanted them to look like they were put there by the Witches, and not injected into the scenery.  I tried to imagine what someone who didn’t fully understand the carving tradition (or was mocking it) would do with a pumpkin’s face. 

I gave a pretty obnoxious speech to Bean about this on the day we were going to carve the faces.  I even said something like, “Now, you realize I might have to carve all of these myself…to have it flow.  So don’t be hurt if I don’t like the faces you carve…”


Well, I tried to do one pumpkin and gave up.  Then I looked over and saw an amazing face being stabbed out with a screwdriver.  And then another. 

And I was assigned pumpkin-gutting duties at the kitchen sink, as my wife proceeded to carve twisted and disturbed faces with only a screwdriver.

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