Jack-O-Lantern 5

March 9th, 2009 by John Wolfe

It was the summer of 1984 and my grandparents had a small but extremely bountiful apple orchard. Being a nine year old Halloween freak, what else was there to do but carve up jack-o-lantern apples? Today’s “jack” is in honor of that summer. I had to snap the photo quickly or else sprinkle on some fruit fresh – the flesh was starting to change color. You’ll probably see many fruits and vegetables jack-o-lantern’ized over the next several weeks.

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4 Responses to “Jack-O-Lantern 5”

  1. Goldie Says:

    THAT does not look easy to do with an apple. Looks like a yummy apple too!

  2. John Wolfe Says:

    I used a razor blade, so that helped. I still keep a cutter from the store. :) A knife would have been too big to work with.

  3. Goldie Says:

    LoL, I still have my cutter from the store too :-) Waaaaaaaaaay back from 1990. Everyone was always losing their cutter and begging to use mine because I would take it apart and clean it like a gun. So it was never sticky, grimy, greasy like the men’s cutters plus my blade was always renewed weekly so it would splice a hair on the head. Funny thing was John, both the women and men aprons we had to wear ALL had two front pockets. LoL……hello! If I let them borrow mine, I would have never seen it again. Sorry, you brought back some old time store memories for me ;-)

  4. John Wolfe Says:

    Oh yeah, I remember how cutters were always being lost. When I used to be in the middle of stocking (and case counts were important), I had to go as fast as possible. It was very easy to set a cutter on the shelf and start stocking and forget where it was at. We had the two openings on the apron as well, but for speed, I always kept the cutter sticking slightly out of my back pocket.

    I had to reread your sentence about how often you renewed your blade. I think I used a new blade every twenty to thirty minutes (after turning it around of course). But I was throwing 60 cases an hour and a large part of that was can goods – so blades dulled quickly if they happened to run up against the cans.