which, coincidentally…….is the name of one of my cats!
“During the crisp autumn months, pumpkins pop up everywhere — on our porches, in shop windows, and at the local farmer’s market.
They are part of the gourd family, along with cucumbers, honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, and zucchini. Pumpkins were originally called “gros melons“ by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1584.
The English translation was “pompions,” which eventually evolved into our modern word, “pumpkin.” -By Caroline Young”