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Gaining in popularity here in Seattle are the small white pumpkins the children call "ghost" pumpkins, used for Halloween decorating. Our family's tradition for an October weekend is to visit a pumpkin patch to let the kids chose a pumpkin in the field or from a display such as this one at a market. The only rule is they have to be able to pick up and carry the pumpkin to the car themselves or lift it into any wheelbarrow or wagon the farm or market has there to help. This rule keeps big eyes from wishing too large and keeps the cost down. The day before Halloween, our kitchen table often looks like the site of a great pumpkin massacre and the aroma of roasting pumpkin seeds fills the house. Have a great weekend everyone!