Jack the lad

In a very roundabout segway to the picture of one of the pumpkins we are growing, I note that the traditional orange pumpkin popular at halloween is called a jack-o-lantern in the US. There is more than you could ever want to know about pumpkins on All About Pumpkins; if you couldn’t guess!

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So what about the phrase “jack the lad”? The story I like most is the tale of Jack Shepard who was a thief caught five times, escaping repeatedly to commit more audacious robberies until eventually hanged at 22 years of age.

 

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