In 2004 our neighbor in Asotin gave my 4-year-old grandson a fresh pumpkin out of her garden. We carved it for Halloween. We never put a candle in it and it never rotted. It just continued to shrink and petrify. It has become a year-round decoration in our home.
(Date photo was taken: 10/09/2017
The photo was taken in our home (Clarkston).
Windy Olson took the photo)