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OCTOBER

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather.

Helen Hunt Jackson (1831-1885).

Tongue Twister.

Two toads totally tired tried to trot to Tedbury.

Fact. Pumpkins have supplied food for people for at least 9,000 years.

PUMPKIN HOLIDAYS OF TODAY. In the Fall, from September to November, across much of North America, cultivated pumpkins can be seen in fields, on farm stands, and on display. When Halloween comes, pumpkins are made into decorative jack-o-lanterns, introduced in the mid-nineteenth century.

TRANSPOSITIONS.

Example:
Transpose the God Of War to make weapons. Answer: MARS - ARMS. Now you do some:

1. Transpose the place where a lion sleeps into the opposite of beginning.

2. Transpose not on time to an old fashioned story.

BEHEADINGS.

Example: I am a sound. Change my head and I become a hard substance, solitary, the fruit of a pine, and to sharpen. Answers: TONE: BONE, ALONE, CONE, AND HONE. Now you try one: I am a one of a matched pair. Change my head and I become doom, a specified period of time, an entrance, to detest, tardy, the head, ratio, and a feminine name.

MATCH GAME - MOUNTAINS.  

Match the mountain range with its place of origin.

1. ANDES.
2. ALPS.
3. HIMALAYAS.
4. ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
5. JURA.
6. SIERRA NEVADA.
7. PYRENEES.
8. ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS.
9.WHITE MOUNTAINS.

A. UNITED STATES.
B. ASIA.
C. FRANCE.
D. CALIFORNIA.
E. SPAIN.
F. SOUTH AMERICA.
G. SWITZERLAND.
H. NEW HAMPSHIRE.
I. NORTH AMERICA.

PREPARING PUMPKIN SEEDS.

With an adult helper, clean the seeds & let them dry for a few days. Seeds can be eaten raw, shell and all, or boiled for a few minutes in salty water and then fried or baked in oil. Then, they can be salted or sprinkled with spices. They can also be used in breads, muffins, cakes, sauces (such as pesto), and other recipes. Hulled pumpkin seeds are called pepitas. Pumpkin seeds can be stored for a few months in a cool, dry place but will keep longer if refrigerated. They may also be frozen.

ANSWERS. OCTOBER MAGAZINE.

TRANSPOSITIONS. 1. DEN - END. 2. LATE - TALE.

BEHEADINGS. MATE: FATE, DATE, GATE, HATE, LATE, PATE, RATE, KATE.

MATCH GAME-MOUNTAINS. 1.F; 2.G; 3.B; 4.I; 5.C; 6.D; 7.E; 8.A; 9.H.