Beware the Night Life

November 7, 2009 @ 1:10 pm | Filed under: ,

Just one week ago, Jack was in his prime. Ruddy, round-cheeked, he had a cheerful grin for all the world.


Then he went out one night and got lit up.


Now, sad to say, that once sprightly youth has aged before his time. He spends his days on the porch, cantankerously frowning at passersby.


Let this be a lesson to you, children.

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  1. Kez says:


  2. Charlotte (Matilda) says:

    You play with fire and you’re gonna get burned (and moldy)!

  3. April says:

    I thought the same thing about our poor Jack this afternoon. He was also growing a lovely mold inside, so he got tossed. I wish I’d have taken a picture. Our had a flat face that caved in on itself. Very sad.

  4. Tari says:

    Awesome carving job! We scraped our 2 poor Jacks off the front porch this morning – 10 days outside in Houston really does a Jack in!

  5. Laurie M says:

    at least yours doesn’t have the puddle of slime coming out of it… blech. and the mold inside. that was only wednesday.

  6. Penny in VT says:

    Ours became squirrel food almost instantly – they looked like jack o’lanterns that had been in battle.

    Love the bottom photo, very “granny clampett” . šŸ™‚

  7. Ecki says:

    One year it was unseasonably warm and by Halloween the entire pumpkin was crawling with maggots! Now THAT was the scariest Halloween pumpkin ever!

  8. Melissa Wiley says:

    Maggots! How ghoulishly appropriate! :::shudder:::