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Carving up Jack O’ Turnip?

by Terry Cobb

by Terry Cobb

How did the tradition of carving Halloween Jack o’ Lanterns begin? According to Irish legend, it began with Stingy Jack. Stingy Jack was a drunk and miserly man who got his meals by snatching pies cooling in an open window sill, or snagging a chicken from his distracted neighbor.

Stingy Jack outwitted the Devil himself on several occasions. One time, Stingy Jack tricked him

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