I know just what Lynn means when she said her husband wanted her to make him into a hero. My husband is the same way. Guys always seem to need to have their egos stroked by women. After all, it's not like he is a comic strip hero like Steve Canyon, who would fly planes to help people, or a hero like Rex Morgan, M.D., who gave medical care to those in need. You would think he would be glad enough to have his wife turn him into a comic strip icon. John Patterson is right up there with Dagwood Bumstead! Lynn's husband should be proud of that.
Denise S., Tucson, ArizonaWhen I was a kid, Halloween was a more subdued event than it is today. No one had more than one pumpkin on their doorstep and the pumpkins were never carved out until the night before the big day. Selection of that family pumpkin was exciting and each orange shape was looked at with pairs of very critical eyes. Mother always made the final choice and it almost felt like a sacred event when that pumpkin was carted home. Most of time, the carved face had a simple, goofy grin, triangle eyes and a triangle nose. It didn't really matter what the face looked like because the best part was when the candle was lit and the lid was fitted back into place. Someone would run and turn out the lights and we all marveled at the spooky, flickering shadows cast by our pumpkin's face!
Diane Siracusa - Hollister, MOMany pumpkins means multiple jack o lanterns along the driveway and walkway and home-roasted pumpkin seeds.