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Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

This first-prize-winner (for ages 0 to six) was dreamed up by Anna Furman in this salute to Cinderella at the 28th annual Giant Pumpkin Party in Grahamsville.


October 9, 2013

Poor guy, that Peter, Peter. Had a wife and couldn’t keep her. Actually, I feel sorry for her, since (according to the nursery rhyme) he then resorted to putting the old ball-and-chain into a pumpkin shell “and there he kept her very well.” These words flashed through my mind while glancing at my upcoming events schedule (www.riverreporter.com/where-when) and sensing a theme emerging. Pie eating contests, hayrides and gourds are everywhere during this time of year as the harvest festivals roll on, and I soon realized that I had better make it a point to join in, in order to remain de rigueur.