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October 31, 2018 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Beware of Vegetables

Pumpkinheads sitting in field reading instructions. Halloween card. 1901., artist life/

Strange days. If there’s hope for Pumpkinheads, maybe Dunderheads, if not mushy, have a chance, too. (Holiday card.1901/USPD/

The innocent petting farm guise is over. It’s Holler-Ring and the peak of the vegetable invasion.

It appears they know despite their growing numbers, their days of seasonal dominance is rolling down hill. But do not be fooled.

They still hope to spread their seedy life – with luck the local wildlife will be the ones to eat that up.

Be cautious not to fan the flames.

Vintage Halloween postcard. 1907 Pumkin auto and wide eyed driver. International Art Pub.Co. (USPD.

No pun like an old pun? This is a running joke.(1907/USPD/

Foolishly the authorities are concerned about drunk drivers – overlooking for whatever reason – the strange, wide-eyed Vegetable Possessed.

This example is downright spooky….Those two accomplices obviously have looked down the road and know exactly what’s ahead of them…

Young girl in witch hat holding cute black cat. vintage Halloween postcard. prior 1937. (USPD.

Training of staff must begin at an early age. Matching accessories ensure a young trainee will protectively bond closely with a Realm’s RC Cat – critical during dangerous times such as Holler-Ring or home remodeling.(1937. (USPD/

Yes, yes! Prepare to defend your Realm’s RC Cat!

Defensive seasonal camouflage will enable Staff to infiltrate devious Holler-Ring Vegetable Allies and prevent disastrous night plights and catnabbings.

And do not forget to round up the mousies for their own protection, too…What? Like “hide your daughters”? Why? Never herd of that.

Three flying cats with pumpkins. Vintage Halloween postcard.1910. (Missouri History Museum/USPD.

We fret over the poor unfortunate feral cats of street and field. Who know what vegetables may do to them. (1910/USPD/

It was and will be a dark and stormy night  – as Our favorite author, Snoopy, always begins his tales

Be wary and wise.

And do not forget to leave your tribute of can food before leaving

As a token of your appreciation for Our great concern on your behalf.

Someone must paw up and take responsibility.

The Collar of Office is heavy

crown symbol with message "I am RC Cat and I approve this message"

I am RC Cat and I approve this message.



  1. easyweimaraner / Oct 31 2018 9:46 am

    Happy Howloween to you… the vegetables have hard times here, the mama is a veggie-bale ;O)))

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2018 10:33 am

      Ooooooh! If the weather develops as expected, those veggies are gonna float outta here into the bay. Whew.
      Thanks for adding to today’s Howls Between!


  2. D. Wallace Peach / Oct 31 2018 10:39 am

    Happy Halloween!


  3. belocchio / Oct 31 2018 11:12 am

    I’m smiling. Love love all the pumpkins. We are surrounded by pumpkins. Farmers plough the orange beasts back into the fallow fields. The ground is literally orange with them. Even the fence posts boast pumpkin heads. It is quick the kick. It makes one smile.


  4. Kate Crimmins / Oct 31 2018 12:53 pm

    Our Halloween is over as, like many holidays, it’s celebrated when it’s convenient. Last Friday was the day here. Too bad. It was cold an got rainy. Today is balmy and would have been better but the kids have school tomorrow! 🙂

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2018 4:23 pm

      I noticed something about some people wanting to designate the last Sat. in October as Halloween…not sure if that’ll get traction here. Some tried that once when I was in school – most people said, “No Way” and when kids showed up on the wrong night asking for treats, they were told it wasn’t Halloween and got nothing …the kids were all worried some kids got to go out both nights and got double candy. I know vocabulary and meanings are always changing but “tradition” and “Halloween” should hold to the original definitions?
      There’s tornadoes on the other side of town and the weather is pretty back across the area – some flooding. Dark and stormy, hey, it is Halloween: make some popcorn, sit in front of the fire and tell ghost stories in the dark! can’t get more spooky than that?
      Thanks for a treat of a comment

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  5. Ally Bean / Oct 31 2018 1:57 pm

    Snoopy is my spirit animal. It’s going to be “a dark and stormy night” here which is too bad for the kids. Although I imagine the trick or treaters will solder on, finding our door despite the rain!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2018 4:26 pm

      The ones that manage to swim out to trick or treat will probably get a bunch of candy from each house. Severe weather, flooding, and tornadoes now. Maybe the Halloween parties will go on anyway. Door to door traffic has dwindled over the years – but we were looking forward to some of the new families with toddlers that can walk now. What costumes these kids have now.
      We love Snoopy, too! Dance on, puppy!

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  6. Xena and Lucy / Oct 31 2018 2:42 pm

    It is the season of the squash. Already made 2 gluten-free pumpkin pies. And butternut squash soup and butternut squash/apple/raisin dessert. I am doing my best at killing all I can, even some that are in cans.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Oct 31 2018 4:28 pm

      Don’t forget the acorn squash! Whew. veggies pressed into cans present less a threat…unless they get rolling and fall on your foot. Beware of the determined veggie!
      Thanks for baking up a comment

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  7. shoreacres / Oct 31 2018 9:20 pm

    Well, dark and stormy is here. It does seem as though the kids got their fun in though — considerate of the wind and rain to hold off until all good children should be back home sorting through their loot.

    I hardly can believe tomorrow’s November 1. I’m eager for the cooler weather, and all that, but here comes the end of daylight saving time, and all that implies. Time to readjust the internal clock, and get with the program, I guess.


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