A ‘Great Pumpkin’ kind of faith

It’s that time of year again. It is Halloween and yes, last night I watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Just like Linus, I am keeping the faith.


When I awoke this morning, it was 51 degrees Fahrenheit. For Central Florida, that is more than just a little chilly. Really. If you are on the beach in Florida and have to use your beach blanket as outer wear, you know the autumn-winter season has finally arrived. At least for a while.

My other sign that the autumn-winter season is here occurs tomorrow night (Oct. 31). ABC will air the animated classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Yes, I admit it; the animated Peanuts’ crew is one of my favorite seasonal barometers.

Every year we see Linus write a letter to the Great Pumpkin. He believes the Great Pumpkin will visit on Halloween and reward the good little boys and girls with treats and gifts. In expressing his belief, Linus encounters a little conflict, beginning with the mailbox. He can’t reach it. His sister Lucy won’t help him…

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