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Tag: turnip ghouls

Ghoulish Gallery

Behold my four ghouls
Some greater than others
Designed to affright
disgust or delight

Traditional Irish Jack-‘o-Lantern (above) inhabits
the Museum of Country Life in Ireland

Modern carving of a Cornish Jack-‘o-Lantern
made from a turnip

Modern carving of a North American
Jack-o’-Lantern pumpkin
designed, hand carved and photographed
by my delightfully irrepressible Sister #3, Diane
who died of ALS in February 2006

Happy Halloween, Everybody!

©Elouise Renich Fraser, 30 October 2017
Halloween witch image found at
Images of Cornish and Irish Jack-‘o-Lanterns found at Wickipedia
Photo of Jack-‘o-Lantern pumpkin taken by Diane Renich Kelley
Daily Prompt: Ghoulish

Get a Load of This! Or not….


This jack-o’-lantern, as I understand it, was designed and executed by Diane
for all the kiddies who come trick or treating.
Are you a kiddie?
Don’t you love this?
Have fun looking, but Don’t Touch It!
(Yes, Smudge, that includes YOU.)
Diane would have a hissy fit if anyone messed with her art work.

If you think this is gruesome, take a look at
the  turnip jack-o’-lanterns right here!

By the way, when you read this I’ll be up and away in the air–
on the way to my 50th college reunion!
I’ve got posts ready to go Thursday and Friday–
a 2-part sermon I don’t want you to miss:  “Herr K, Jesus, Diane and Us.”
I’ll be checking in from time to time,
so I’ll know if you’re all playing hooky!
Auf Wiedersehen!


© Elouise Renich Fraser, 26 October 2014
Photo credit:  Diane, aka Sister #3

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