"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is most sincere...I don't see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere that this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see." -- Linus Van Pelt
Sincerely, I wouldn't miss a date with Linus when Halloween rolls around -- It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! airs tonight on ABC and I will be curled up in front of the TV with a giant bowl of popcorn and candy corn (seriously, great together -- it's that salt/sweet thing!) as sure as the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. It's one of my favorite Halloween traditions.
Another favorite tradition is all the great pumpkins that pop up in our neighborhood. Each year, the local preschools deliver these masterpieces made by the kids for all the businesses to hang in their windows.
Each morning, when I drive down our main street toward my office downtown, I catch sight of them out my car windows and their bright orange faces can't help but make me smile!
This one popped up at the bank:
This one's just hanging out at Red Ticking...
But this one, hanging in the prime Starbucks window space, has to be my favorite -- it's by Cole, one of our most talented local artists.
You can't get much more sincere than that! The Great Pumpkin is definitely going to pick our neighborhood this year, for sure!
Any favorite Halloween traditions for you and your ghosts and goblins?