Who Lives In The Pumpkin House?

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Who Lives In The Pumpkin House?  – Watercolor & Ink

Some of you may remember this one.  It’s from a year or two ago.  I didn’t have time to do something Halloweeny in time to post it today.  Have a wonderful Halloween!  Are you in costume at work today?  Tell me about your costume.  I have on a necktie.  Yup.  That’s it.  🙂

Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens was born on November 30‚ 1835 in Florida‚ Missouri‚ the sixth of seven children. At the age of 4‚ Sam and his family moved to the small frontier town of Hannibal‚ Missouri‚ on the banks of the Mississippi River. Missouri‚ at the time‚ was a fairly new state (it had gained statehood in 1821) and comprised part of the country’s western border. It was also a slave state. Sam’s father owned one slave and his uncle owned several. In fact‚ it was on his uncle’s farm that Sam spent many boyhood summers playing in the slave quarters‚ listening to tall tales and the slave spirituals that he would enjoy throughout his life.

In 1847‚ when Sam was 11‚ his father died. Shortly thereafter he left school‚ having completed the fifth grade‚ to work as a printer’s apprentice for a local newspaper. His job was to arrange the type for each of the newspaper’s stories‚ allowing Sam to read the news of the world while completing his work.  More…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 16:59:04

    This is so cute!!! Love it!!! ~Sophia


  2. Cindy D.
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 15:31:31

    No costume. Horror! I didn’t even buy any candy! Yes, I am a scrooge this year. And though we shall keep the house dark, the dog will bark. I thought about putting up a sign saying “Closed – Caught the Flu” but I think I will just ignore the door. Super neat pumpkin idea! I guess I wasn’t visiting back then. 🙂


  3. afternoonartist
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:46:51

    So adorable. Love the pink chair and couch. No costume for me.


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