Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dinner and The Great Pumpkin

Hello future readers!

It's almost Halloween! I really love this time of year, because it's the start of what most people call "the holiday season". First comes Halloween, then Thanksgiving and of course Christmas and New Years! Y'know something I really look forward to at this time ever year? Watching "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on television! During the holiday season, all the specials we've been waiting all year to watch come on. I get so excited when I see the commercials for them on TV. I've been working really hard to bring up my Math grade, so my mom said I could invite someone over for dinner and to watch The Great Pumpkin with me! Outta site!



So on Thursday I called Lisa and asked her if she wanted to come over, and she she told me she'd be over right after she finished her homework.



I already finished mine, so I checked the TV Guide to make sure The Great Pumpkin was coming on at 8:00pm like it usually does. I could hardly wait!



Later on, my mom and I had just gotten dinner on the table when Lisa came over, so we sat down right away.



We had fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob and fresh hot cornbread! Yum!





We were talking about what happened at school that day. Since it's almost Halloween, Danny has been on this kick where he likes to jump out and scare people. Today in the lunchroom, Danny jumped out from behind a table and scared April so bad that she dropped her lunch box! Luckily, nothing fell out. So at recess April told all the girls to chase Danny all over the playground!



We kept telling that whoever caught him was gonna kiss him! (We wouldn't really do that, we think it's too yuckky!) We sure scared him! Cheryl and Melody caught him, but instead of kissing him, we tied his hands behind his back with a jump rope and tickled him! Danny promised that he would never scare any of the 4th grade girls again!



Lisa and I were eating our dinner and cracking up over the thought of Danny being tickled by all us girls! Mom told us it was almost 8:00, and that we could have our dessert in the TV room. Far out!



Mom brought us 2 plates of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top! That was the perfect dessert for watching The Great Pumpkin!



I like the part where they're going Trick -or-Treating and Lucy asks people for extra treats for Linus. "It's so embarrassing to have to ask." If I were Lucy, I would have saved myself the embarrassment and just shared my treats with him.



Lisa loves the part at the Halloween party when Snoopy kisses Lucy! We both laughed because Lisa has a talking Lucy doll that says "I've been kissed by a dog!" Hee!



Well, pretty soon the show was over ( "just wait 'til next year, Charlie Brown!" ), and Lisa had to go home, because it's a school night. It seemed like the time flew by way too fast, but I'm glad Lisa could come over and watch the special with me. Watching it with a friend is so much fun, and the next day at school when all the other kids were talking about it, Lisa and I said that we watched together. I wonder if there are still television specials in the future. Sometimes the waiting is more fun than the watching. I feel sorry for any kids who miss these specials 'cos they'd have to wait a whole year before they could see them again. That would really be a bummer.



Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

19 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun. In the future where I live, the Great Pumpkin comes on around 8 on Halloween night as well, so I usually enjoy my treats while I watch.

    What is your favorite type of candy? I love chocolate, especially Reese's.

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    1. Wow, The Great Pumpkin comes on Halloween night? That's kinda weird. Here in the 70s, most kids can trick-or-treat between 6:30 and 9pm. And if they're not doing that, there's usually parties, spooky movies at the movie house or other things happening. No one would be home to watch The Great Pumpkin if it were on during Halloween night! So I'm glad it's on in the middle of October.

      I love getting Nestle's Crunch bars.

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    2. We usually trick or treat for an hour then go home. Our neighborhood is very flat, so a lot of kids come here, and people run out of candy quickly. We usually buy a big bag but run out within an hour.

      I love Crunches, too. We still have them in the future, which is fun. I guess good candy never goes out of style.

      Happy Halloween early!

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  2. Hi Julie,
    You will be happy to know that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" is still shown on TV in 2016.
    Plus, now you can buy or rent the video to show on your own TV any time you wish. But in our house we only watch seasonal movies during the appropriate season because, after all, who wants to watch a Halloween movie in July. Not me, for sure.
    Your future friend,
    Fawn

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    1. I still don't really understand that whole "renting video" business. but I don't think a "special" is really special if you can watch it anytime you want. It would be like celebrating your birthday or Christmas every day. I like that these things only come on during the holiday season, 'cos they really are special and something groovy to look forward to.

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  3. The Great Pumpkin is one of my favorites. Poor Sally, her "sweet baboo" sure ruined her Halloween!

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    1. I asked my mom once how old she thought Sally was and she said maybe 6 or 7. I don't know any 6-year-olds who are that mushy about boys! I know Danny's little 5-year-old cousin Michael has a crush on me, but he doesn't say goofy things like Sally does. And he doesn't have a dopey nickname for me either. Whenever Sally calls Linus her "sweet baboo" I just roll my eyes. And I sure wouldn't let anyone talk me into sitting in a pumpkin patch when I could be trick-or-treating or going to a dynamite party!

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  4. you should be flying ace (human) snoopy this year.
    white tee
    black jacket
    white 60s boots
    and etc.

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    1. I've never actually liked that part of the Great Pumpkin, because it seems too much like one of those war movies on television.

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  5. Hi Julie! It looks like you had a lot of fun with Lisa.

    Do you have any ideas about what you might want to go as for Halloween? I am still deciding, but a few friends of mine are going as characters from The Wizard of Oz, so I may try to find a similar costume.

    Melodie

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    1. Well, I'll be going to Woolworth's soon to pick something out.

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    2. Fun. We went to a costume party last night, and one guy dressed up as Charlie Brown-the ghost with all the holes. It was really cool.

      Can't wait to see what you guys do for Halloween. You and your friends are all so creative.

      Melodie

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  6. The Great Pumpkin was one of my holiday favorites. We don't have as many annual shows anymore. When I was a kid The Wizard of Oz played every Thanksgiving - we loved that!

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  7. Really? Here in Springfield, it always comes on the Sunday before Easter. (Palm Sunday).

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  8. Hi Julie,
    The Great Pumpkin still airs on TV today... and you know what? I think, nowadays, they play it twice each year. So if you happen to miss it the first time, you'll still get another chance to see it.
    I hope you have a groovy Halloween!
    *Sunny

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    1. Oooh, you get to see it twice? That would be good if you couldn't see it on the first night it's supposed to be on. I hope you have a groovy Halloween too!

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  9. What a fun way to spend a fall evening, Julie! I love The Great Pumpkin still in 2016 and enjoy watching it every year!

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    1. Thanks Emily. It really was a lot of fun.

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  10. Hi! In our area we watched The Great Pumpkin already. I don't remember what day. It was fun though. I get upset for Charlie Brown though...who gives out rocks?! Lucy getting kissed by the WWI Flying Ace is priceless! (giggles)

    Which Peter Paul commericals are you favorite? The Mounds and Almond Joy or Peppermint Patty? Did you know the York Peppermint Patty was first made in York, PA? that's not far from us. :) We're kind of split when it comes to the commercials - some of us are nuts, but none of us like coconut; and some get the sensation. (giggles)

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