The old lady had a reputation for always offering a helping hand. Unfortunately, she was a lot less mobile these days than she used to be and, therefore, had to prioritize how she spent her charitable time. But rather than allowing her disability to be a source of angst, she decided that, instead of going out into the community, she would invite people into her home.
She had always been an artsy type, and was able to put her skills to use by selling her crafts, for which she would charge just enough to cover her costs.
For Halloween, the old lady would always decorate her home with ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs. She would invite local children to go out to the meadow and select pumpkins to bring back to her place. She would ask them each who their favorite cartoon character was and, much to their delight, would create a pumpkin in the image of that character.
Sadly, this was the old lady’s final Halloween, as her age finally caught up with her. But in her honor, the town renamed the community center after her and folks continued her tradition of making cartoon character pumpkins for the children.
Written for Susan Spaulding Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo credit: Rick Spaulding.
Also written for these one-word prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (prioritize), Word of the Day Challenge (angst), Ragtag Daily Prompt (home), Scotts Daily Prompt (charge), Your Daily Word Prompt (cobweb), and Daily Addictions (meadow).