Holiday to Holiday

Pumpkin Patches

Sharing Stories
November 21, 2022 at 12:05 p.m.
Pumpkin is Fall Fruit
Pumpkin is Fall Fruit Barbara Ruby


“Pumpkin Patches”

Bright pumpkin patches

along country roads,

lush, ripened fruit

a new season bodes.

Baked into warm pies

for Thanksgiving feeds,

what young goblins need

to do scary deeds.

Giant pumpkins—orange, leaves turning red,

white frosty nights, fun lies ahead.

Barbara Ruby submitted this poem for Poetry Corner 2014. It’s brought back again for the transition from Halloween to delicious Thanksgiving treat. Barbara is a Washington resident who has submitted many things to Northwest Prime Time.

 SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).
SHARING STORIES is featured on, the website
for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" or a writer’s name into the search function above.

Latest Edition

View and download this publication.

Latest Stories

Making the Holidays More Blissful
John Schieszer offers some evidence-based tips to reduce stress and increase joy

Medical Minutes
Eating a handful of almonds a day can greatly benefit your tummy because almonds significantly increase the production of butyrat

A Nod to Holiday Cheer
"My mother was a kind and gracious lady who illuminated the season with her love and her joy, but…"

The Original Dietary Guideline:
For some, the most beloved parts of the holiday season are special meals enjoyed with family and friends

Little Known Property-Tax Relief Programs Help Seniors Save
Residential property-tax refund and credit programs exist in nearly every state, but unfortunately few people know about them