TEDDY: I paid a visit to my ladyfriend this past weekend. All in all the weekend was a ten out of ten. Vibrant and highly engaging conversation. First class meals. And a little visit to the Life is Good Jack-O-Lantern Festival in Boston Common, where children and older people come together to light a world record 30,000 Jack-O-Lanterns. Walking down aisles of Jack-O-Lanterns, holding hands, listening to live music, I became extraordinarily emotional. My ladyfriend and I embraced in front of a tower of 5,000 Jack-O-Lanterns, and for the first time in my life, I said the words, “I love you…”
When all was said and done, 30,128 pumpkins were lit and $554,211 was raised for Camp Sunshine, a haven for the terminally ill.
As Halloween, the festival of the Harvest, approaches us, I think we should all take time to tell our special friends that we love them. Because isn’t that what Halloween is all about? And we should definitely take some time to go to the pumpkin patch, pick out the pumpkin that might not be as pretty as the rest, that might be a bit deformed, and carve it into the most beautiful jack-o-lantern the world has ever seen.