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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Trick-or-treat for rutabegas?

"One of the most popular and enduring features of Halloween, jack-o'-lanterns, are primarily an Irish tradition. In Ireland, oversized rutabagas, turnips, and potatoes - instead of pumpkins, which were not available - were hollowed out, carved into hideous faces and illuminated with candles, to be used as lanterns at Halloween celebrations." - source: The American Book of Days, third edition. REF 394.2

Look for this and other fascinating facts in the reference section. Happy Halloween. -- Jeanne