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How much corn is in a cornucopia?

Every fall while I was growing up, my mother would pull out a curved, cone-shaped wicker basket and stuff it with fake plastic fruit. There was no corn inside, just some squishy grapes that squeaked if you popped them in … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Halloween Pumpkin

I love Halloween and so for the next couple of weeks I’m going to explore some of those fabulous Halloween icons. Today, is that famous of all symbols: the pumpkin. Just how did carving of jack-o’-lanterns become associated with the … Continue reading

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