October 31, 2012

Oh, What a Delight, Pumpkins from Grandmum!

It was such a joy having Grandmum bring pumpkins and then carving them into pumpkin moonshines!
Oh, what a delight to the senses it was feeling and smelling the squishy pumpkin innards and slippery pumpkin seeds, as the pumpkin was emptied and then carved! What fun it was seeing it lit up with a candle and smelling the inside of the pumpkin after the candle was blown out!

Sylvie Ann and Ethlyn Corgi from Corgyncombe celebrated the
70th anniversary of "Pumpkin Moonshine" in 2008.
Tasha Tudor's first published book was "Pumpkin Moonshine" in 1938. In Tasha's book, Sylvie Ann went out to her Grandmummy's cornfield to find the largest, best pumpkin. In "Pumpkin Moonshine", Sylvie succeeds in getting her pumpkin out of the cornfield but the pumpkin has multiple mishaps as it rolls uncontrollably down the hill. Tasha's real niece, Sylvie Ann, was the model for the Sylvie Ann in the book.

Here is a link to Sylvie Ann on the Corgyncombe Courant as we celebrated Tasha Tudor's Birthday:
copyright © 2012 Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson

1 comment:

Jeri Landers said...

Hello Cousins! One of my favorite memories was that of carving pumpkins when my boys were little tots, we had such fun.I thought of you as I collected my small pie pumpkins from the little patch I grew. I remembered that You do a cooked pumpkin that looks remarkable when you remove the "skin". I must search your site and find it.

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