I may have been exaggerating when I said I would not sleep until I found a can of pumpkin. Here's an update for all you who have expressed an interest in my mission...
2 stores searched, resulting in only cans of organic pumpkin, $3.29 each. Carving and gutting a real pumpkin is looking more appealing to me.
One of my duties at work is scheduling child dedications and weddings. In a church the size of ours sometimes desired openings for these two events are hard to come by. Perhaps I could show favor to those who bring a can of pumpkin with their request.
Ahhh, but again, I exaggerate.