St. Jack the Incorruptible; The Pumpkin that wouldn't Die.

The Triple Death!
No, we’re not talking about ice cream. We’re talking about a pumpkin. St. Jack the Incorruptible, the pumpkin that was carved for the Samhain 2002 ritual to Jack o’ the Lantern and Will o’ the Wisp. The pumpkin that refused to rot through snow, sleet, hail, rain, sun, heat, humidity; through Yule, Imbolc, Spring, Beltane, Solstice, Lughnasadh, Autumn; the one we put flowers on at Beltane (see below); the pumpkin that wouldn’t die; the one, you will recall, if you’ve been reading these ritual reports, that we burned, yes, burned, in the bonefire after our Samhain 2003 ritual.
Well, as we were leaving for the beach, Maria noticed a portion of a face grinning up at her beside the driveway. We have no idea how, but Jack managed to extricate part of himself from the fire. We had already burned him, so now we took him to the beach, strangled him, and then drowned him in the sea.

A Poem to Jack! Samhain in April (St. Jack)