Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We Survived Sandy ~ Happy Halloween ~ The Great Pumpkin ~ DP10-31-12

This photo was taken so long ago I have had to try to estimate the year we grew "The Great Pumpkin." Gene is 40 and the father of a 7 year old.  Here he looks to be 16-18, so my best guess would be 1990-1994. While the winds were howling and the rains coming down, I searched until I found the picture and scanned it. Here you have it. Our one and only Great Pumpkin. Boy, does Buddy look young. Guess 20 years or so living with me has really aged him :-) Trust me....most of that hair is now gone!

PS....Thanks for all of your kind thoughts about us and the hurricane. We were so lucky. My daughter in Still Pond, MD, and my niece in Arlington, VA, were hit very hard. Gene in Richmond did not have any problems, either. At least the yard and porches are cleared of everything for the winter :-)

I am linking up with Red Wednesday today because all of the trim on the porch is actually red and Wordless Wednesday.

Please do away with word verification.


  1. Wow that is the "Great Pumpkin"! So glad to hear you survived Sandy! My heart goes out to all who were hit so hard.

  2. That is one ginormous pumpkin!

    Glad you were safe, but sorry to hear that your daughter and niece were hit hard. :(

  3. that is massive! great photo!

    glad you came through okay. so much widespread damage!

  4. The first thing I said when I saw this was 'wow,that's a big pumpkin'!
    We faired well here as well. My son and his family live in Arlington. Luckily only a small branch fell tearing down some strung lights.
    He was in Dallas though and is still trying to get home today.
    Happy Halloween Genie!

  5. Thank goodness you are alright. We followed hurricane Sandy here on TV al the time. so sad there was so much damage and so many people hurt.

  6. Wow, you could make a lot of pies with that pumpkin!

    I'm glad you came through the storm ok and pray that your family is safe.

  7. WOW, that is quite the pumpkin. My brother, Donnie is the farmer in our family for growing pumpkins. He enters the fair every year and has had great success with his pumpkins. I love the photo and that pumpkin is HUGE. love it.

  8. I love it! For some reason pumpkins don't like to grow in my yard, no matter how much manure and compost I give them.

  9. I'm so glad you and yours are all OK. That was -- and is -- a bad one.

    Neat old picture! I want to start scanning.... so many things to do, so little time ;>)