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10-21-2006, 10:49 PM
just thought you all might like this story :)


Why carve pumpkins?
The story of the Jack o’Lantern comes from Irish folklore. Jack was a
crafty farmer who tricked the Devil into climbing a tall tree. When the
Devil reached the highest branch, Jack carved a large cross in the
trunk, making it impossible for the Devil to climb down. In exchange for
help getting out of the tree, the Devil promised never to tempt Jack with
evil again. When Jack died, he was turned away from Heaven for his sins
and turned away from Hell because of his trickery. Condemned to wander
the Earth without rest, Jack carved out one of his turnips, took an
ember from the devil, and used it for a lantern to light his way. He
became known as “Jack of the Lantern

10-21-2006, 10:54 PM
Hi Karen! Good to see you here! Interesting story about pumpkin carving.

10-21-2006, 11:04 PM
See I told you it was easy!

Glad you're here!