In a couple of weeks we celebrate Halloween — one of the world's oldest holidays, dating back to pagan times. Despite its origins, today it has nothing to do with evil, devil worship or satanic forces.
It is celebrated today by more people in more countries than ever before. There's a simple reason: it is good, clean, harmless fun for young and old alike.
Whether it is because of autumn, Halloween or Thanksgiving, this is the time of year to find a pumpkin patch. Go with children and grandchildren. Plan an outing for a community or church group, or make it a field trip for school classes.
A visit to a pumpkin patch is the perfect way to celebrate the season.
Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.