Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Table for One-My Favorite Halloween Decoration!

Hi everyone! I'm joining Centerpiece Wednesday and Tablescape Thursday with the one Halloween item that means the most to me, this silly Walmart Jack-O-Lantern.
My G-Mom-B is the only person I've known that lived in the same house most of my whole life. I was so lucky to be able to walk to that house while growing up. She lived to be 98 years old,
but still shaved a couple years off her age and said she was only 96:@)
She did spend some time in a nursing home and I brought her this pumpkin,
she asked "where am I going to store it?". I told her I'd take it home and bring it back every October.
I'm pleased to say she enjoyed it for a while, and now I do too!
Have a happy day:@)

49 comments:

  1. We have this same WM guy sitting on the picnic table @ our campsite...he's also a favorite of mine...thanx for sharing your story.
    ~victoria~

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  2. What a treasure of memories this must create for you. Isn't it funny the things that turn out to mean the most to us!

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  3. Hi Lynn, I haven't been over for a while because I thought you were taking a long bloggy break. Am I crazy or what? I saw your comment on Pink Sat. and decided to see if you were blogging again. I can see many darling posts that I have missed. Your Fall posts are all just delightful and your recipes you shared are too. I am sorry I missed so many. Anyway, I love your favorite pumpkin story and the photos. I just came back from a mini blogging break.

    Happy Fall my friend.
    Warm hugs,
    Jeanne

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  4. Your pumpkin is just tooooooo cute. I just love halloween decorations.
    ann

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  5. He's great! As is his history.

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  6. That story of her reducing her age to 96 is adorable. I am so glad you have this little guy!

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  7. Memories of a grandmother are so special. I know you think of her each year when you get this out to decorate.

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  8. What a sweet memory you made with your grandmother ...

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  9. What a sweet story. So nice she could count on your visiting. Very cute pumpkin.
    Sherry

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  10. What a wonderful story. I think that is so cute that she would fudge on her age at 98 yet only take 2 years off. thanks for sharing this precious pumpin tale.

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  11. Your goofy pumpkin is so cute. He actually reminds me of my younger daughter when she was trying to grow in a smile. (Wouldn't she love to hear that?)

    I also love the story BEHIND him. No wonder it's your very favorite Halloween decoration.

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  12. What sweet memories your pumpkin holds for you! Wonderful story!

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  13. You cute Jack-o-lantern is just frightfully funny, Lynn. Thanks for sharing such a sweet story of your Grandma and how you filled the end of her life with a little light. It makes me think I need to take a few pumpkins down to our nursing home tonight and see if I can follow your wonderful example. Thanks and may happiness share your table for one!

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  14. I love your jack-o-lantern memory. :) So lucky to live near your g-ma growing up!

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  15. What a great pumpkin and the story behind it makes it a keepsake. What a neat treasure!!

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  16. What a sweet story about your G-ma. Halloween isn't just about ghosts and goblin, tricks and treats. It's about precious memories.

    Happy Wednesday! La

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  17. How nice of you to bring your Gmom the pumpkin to enjoy. Pretty plates!...Christine

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  18. When I get older I hope someone will bring me a pumpkin or pumpkins at Halloween. I would love them. Sweet story. Joni

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  19. What a sweet story about your grandmother! So cute that she changed her age a bit! Hee-hee! Women never change about that, do they! Neat pumpkin you gave her!

    Katherine

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  20. What a sweet thing to do! Love that she claimed she was 96 instead of 98 :-)

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  21. What a sweet thing you did for your graandmother!

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  22. I love your story. It really warmed my heart. What a wonderful memory. I think the pumpkin with his smile is great. thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a sweet memory. Love your charming jack-o-lantern and you Gram who claimed the age she wanted. How fun she must have been.

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  24. Adorable jack-o-lantern, and the memory makes it wonderful! Cute setting too with the pumpkin in the cup!

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  25. WHat wonderful story and I'm sure a great memory for you. I love the pumpkin. Happy Halloween!

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  26. That is one very special pumpkin! I guess there is something about revealing one's age that bothers so many of us. My mom was just in the hospital for a short stay, and would not tell the nurses her age (87)! It is a big secret! Happy Halloween! Linda

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  27. Such lovely memories.

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. What a cute jack-o-lantern and a sweet story, too.

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  29. I adore your story about your sweet G-Mom :))) I'm hoping to be that lady some day!!! Thanks for a sweet sentiment, and Happy Halloween!
    xo, Andrea

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  30. I spent years doing the decorating each holiday for my mama. She always loved it all, and I now have the things that used to grace her home...such a blessing. Each time that I take them out, I remember my precious mama. Thank you for sharing your treasure. Cherry Kay

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  31. What a nice story, and what a nice thing you did for her. I'm glad you have it to enjoy and remember her by.
    D

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  32. What a cute pumpkin! I'm sure its silly grin helped to brighten her fall days! It is perfect for a centerpiece now!

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  33. I love the punkin and especially love the story!

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  34. I bet your grandmother smiled and thought of you every time she saw it.

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  35. That is too cute!! My grandmother shaved a couple years off her age too!!

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  36. I love memories and the stories behind them. You've made me think I should get my mother a pumpkin to brighten her space and maybe open the door to one of her own memories.

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  37. What a delightful story! I know you treasure the memories your jack o' lantern holds. Love those pretty fall dishes, too! Thanks for your visit to my table this week!

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  38. love all your piggy and jack-o-lantern posts. Are ya not doing your pumkin party meme? I might have missed a switcheroo..I've had my nose in the mudd.

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  39. Ah, what a sweet memory.

    I'm glad to see you blogging again after all. Will you be joining us for our Halloween Pink Saturday this week?

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  40. *giggles... your so cute when you said "Wallmart Silly Jack O".

    Happy TS...
    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  41. that's a great story, it's so sweet that the pumpkin has such a special meaning and connection with your Grandmother.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. Oh, I love your pumpkin! I'm a first time visitor but have been going through post after post (I love the mice) but I figure I have to stop at some point and leave a comment...or three. I was "forced" to make a scary pumpkin but I like your so much more.

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  43. How sweet!!! Made me "tear up" ... What a special person your Grandma must have been...
    I like the pumpkin too!!!

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  44. What a sweet, sweet memory. Enjoy the Halloween weekend!

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  45. What a great story and a great pumpkin!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  46. I just loved your story - goosebumps here. I am glad you are still enjoying this very special pumpkin.

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  47. What a thoughtfully sweet gesture to do for your G-Mom B!!! Memories like that will warm your heart for years to come. Bless you!

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  48. What a wonderful post! I can see why this Jack is your favorite.

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  49. Lovely pumpkin - precious memories. Your plate and soup bowl are pretty and very fallish. Beth

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