Edna: Margie, I know you're a big believer in being helpful and teaching new things to our readers, so I think you're going to like today's blog post. I'm sure most of our readers have left-over jack-o-lanterns just sitting around, and they must be wondering what to do with them. What do you say we give them a few suggestions?
Margie: Edna, you know me so well. I think that's a wonderful idea. There are many ways to recycle those pumpkins. One way is to beat it up with a hammer and use it as a facial mask. Not only does it soften your skin but all that good fiber goes straight to...
Well, what's your idea?
Edna: Margie, that's excellent! I think since recycling is so popular right now, everyone will surely want to hear what we have to say about this.
I was thinking that since the pumpkins are already hollowed out, why not use them as receptacles for things? You could fill them with bird seed and hang them in the trees for all the little birdies. Or, for the do-it-yourselfers, I think they'd make handy storage containers for loose screws and nails. Well, as long as you plug up the eyes and mouth....
Margie: Edna, that's fantastic! The birds would surely love that.
Cousin T usually makes me a nice cap and handbag out of his pumpkin. They work well until they start to rot then I get some odd looks from folks.
Edna, I wonder if we could freeze a pumpkin for next year? We do have to be frugal.
Edna: I suppose we could, but I don't know what it would look like next year when it thaws.
Margie, do you have a picture of yourself in your pumpkin cap and handbag? I'm sure our readers would love to see it.
Margie: Edna, you know I do. This is from last year when I also had the cute dress. Actually, I gave away autographed copies of this picture for Halloween.
Margie: You know, Edna, let's think about how to use our leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
Edna: Sounds good Margie. I've already got an idea for a charming set of ribcage windchimes...