Pumpkins and Fallen Leaves and Straw-stuffed Scarecrows

In "October Country", an open letter to "central, coastal Italy" Hilary White of Orwell's Picnic implores the natives not do those "Halloweenesque" things that belong to the North and the English.   Her description of the season is lovely and sumptuously conveyed by the autumnal artwork.

Traditional Catholic Priest shows how an old Irish folk tale can be used to impart Catholic truths in this retelling of "Jack O' Lantern".

Charming reminiscences of cherished hours in a castle-like library draw the reader in to this Thinking Housewife post that expresses the importance of noble architecture for "lofty ideas" like reading.

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