Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jack be Little


Bump, Bump, Bump, Off the truck I rolled. Bounce, thump, roll, bounce thump,roll. Down the hill I go. Rolling. rolling, rolling , gathering speed, faster and faster I rolled until I reached The bottom of the hill.

Whew am I glad that is over!! Where oh where Have I rolled to??I find myself in the middle of what appears to be a small wooded area. As I glance about me I see lots of tall trees ablaze with some of the most glorious colors. To my left is a corn field, with corn stalks reaching to the sky. Smack, dap, in the middle of the field stood a raggy man. He was attached to an old broom handle, upon his head was a straw hat and his face was painted on an old pillow case. His shirt and jeans were stuffed with straw. and on his feet were leather work boots. All about him birds of different kinds were flying,on his shoulders sat a crow, cawing loudly.

I rolled over and introduced myself. "Hello"; my name is Jack be little. I am a pumpkin. What would your name be?? I am Sam the scarecrow; he replied. "Sam' I fell off a truck filled with lots of other pumpkins. I rolled and tumbled until I came to rest in your cornfield. "I am glad to make your acquaintance" Sam told me. I was hanging here all alone wishing for some company, then along you came.

Sam I am so sad tonight is Halloween and I was going to be carved into a jack-o'latern for a child to enjoy. Now I am stuck in this field with a man made out of straw. I am so sorry Jack, but I have an idea. "You do what is it"?? If you will help me off this stick and take my hand we could go into town. To see what we can find. I think that is a grand idea.

So off they went. About a mile down the road they came upon a black cat sitting in the middle of the road. Hello there, I am Jack and this is Sam we are on our way into town. What is your name and would you like to come along with us? My name is Binks and yes I would like to come along. As we walked further down the dark, dusty road a sudden bright light appeared. We looked up to the sky and there was a full moon beaming down at us. It's light brightened our path. We continued our journey to town. At last we arrived and could not believe our eyes. Everywhere children and adults were running about. They were attired in various forms of dress.

The noise scared Binks and he arched his back, meowing and screeching. A little girl approached us. Hi, where are you all going?? We begin to tell her our story. Sounds awful, why don't you all come home with me. Sam you can stand guard over my yard. Binks you could curl up in my lap and help me hand out treats to my friends.

"What about me, asked Jack"?? I will cut your top off clean you out, saving your seeds to roast. Then I will crave a face on you, put a candle inside and set you on my porch for all to see. " Yes, yes, please do. So they all made their way home with Amanda. What a fun night they had , handing out treats to all of Amanda's friends.

( I wrote this for my daughter Amanda's children and Kiley) Have a great, fun safe, Halloween....Mary

16 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, what a wonderful story. Mary, you and I would have so much fun together if we lived nearby. We could just get totally lost in children stories together. Blessings, Karen

Denise said...

You are a talent to be reckoned with! What a treasure for your daughter over the years! I have no grandchildren to read to but maybe one of these days...........

hugs

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Mary!

What a wonderful story! You are indeed a natural!

Smiles...

Beverly

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Sweet! I wanna be a grandmother...

kari and kijsa said...

What a wonderful story!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

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Sandi McBride said...

I love a good fairy tale...and happy that Jack finally fullfilled his destiny! Good story telling! I'm sure the kids were enthralled!
hugs
Sandi

Mary said...

A delightful tale. I love scarecrows and pumpkins.

Happy Halloween to you.
Blessings,
Mary

kari and kijsa said...

Just stopping by to wish you the happiest of Halloweens!

blessings,

kari & kijsa

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a sweet story Mary! I loved it :) I will have to share this with my boys!

Hugs,
Amy

PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear Mary:-) I'm so glad you were able to drop by for my Halloween party...would you be able to send me a picture of yourself so that I could put a costume on you and add you??

I just loved this story, you have so much talent to have written this! xoxo

Donna said...

PRECIOUS!!! Happy weekend sweetie!!hughugs

Denise said...

Hey girl...... got the most wonderful box with great stuff....... I love this swap stuff and hope that you are getting some good stuff from your swap mate......... Do we go through December or is it finished in November....... I think that me and Michele are going to go through Christmas anyway......... too much fun.....

GingerLouise Clothing said...

Mary, that is such a sweet story, Happy Halloween!

justabeachkat said...

I always love your stories Mary!

Hope your Halloween was a good one.

Hugs!
Kat

Margaret Cloud said...

This story is awesome, you did a great job on the story. My children always liked to be read to, only thing is I had to buy books. Hope your Halloween was a safe one, please come by soon.