Looking Backby Edgar A. Guest
I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.
I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.
I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.
I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.
If you thought you had your fill of pumpkin products for this season, think again. Papa John’s has released a pumpkin-shaped pizza! Thankfully it does not taste anything like a pumpkin (phew!). Papa John’s has made selling pumpkin-shaped pizzas a Halloween tradition but seemingly went under the radar. It was available last year, but chances are you missed it, so you should grab one this year.
According to the Papa John’s website, they describe its Jack-O’-lantern Pizza as a thin crust pizza “decorated like a Halloween pumpkin with a pepperoni border and smiley face,” which you can get “made to order” and “delivered to your door at a price to suit any Ghoul or Golbin.” Also, the pizza has two little black olive slices in the center of its eyes!
You can grab a slice for only $11 and is available at participating locations nationwide.