Friday, October 9, 2009
To celebrate the Autumn season we have placed a few baby pumpkins around the circulation desk at the library. I prefer to call them flu ships since every child that comes through feels a need to touch them, fondle them, and yes, even suck on them. They are very popular, but I am sure very germ blanketed.
Yesterday a little girl came up to the desk, and right on cue, she picked up one of the little orange treasures.
"Is this a pumpkin?", she asked my co-worker.
Feeling a need to be accurate, my wise colleague said, "Well, no. Actually it is a gourd, which is in the pumpkin family."
The little girl turned it over in her hands a few times, then looked up and very seriously, said, "Wow, and it looks so real!"