The Great Pumpkin

I never liked the Charlie Brown special about The Great Pumpkin. In fact, I’m not sure I ever really liked any of the Charlie Brown specials. I watched them. There was an endless futility to that world: the humiliation of the ugly Christmas tree, Charlie Brown falling on his ass every time because Lucy snatched the football back, the Great Pumpkin that never showed up. I’m sure that’s not what I was supposed to get out of it, but that’s the taste that remains all these 100 years later.

Meanwhile, the weather is fantastic here. We’ve had crap weather on Halloween every year since I’ve been here. Bob and I only bought a few bags of candy (only our favorites). I think we need to get more stuff.

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