Sauvie island was the
place to get pumpkin
s for Halloween
when I was a wee sprout
. My parent's
rule was, you could have any pumpkin you wanted
, just as long as you could bring it back to the car
yourself. I found you could snag
a really huge pumpkin just as long as it was round enough to roll
but then there was always the lift
ing it into the back
of the car.
The last time I was at Sauvie island I was biking with my girlfriend. As we were finishing our loop of the island we saw a family sneaking across a field to our left, taking a few heads of cabbage or lettuce. We looked at each other and were silent just the whisper of our tires on the blacktop. Another family, but sadly, much different memories.