"Those pumpkins are Busey's unique way of wishing her four children and a dear friend a happy Halloween," pens Smith-Miles. "Forget a greeting card. This has a more personal touch, Busey said.To start with, the pumpkins are decorated with their own artwork, drawn by Busey."
According to the article, "The unique care package started when Busey's oldest child, Barbara, left home for college in 1972. Then as the other three children left home, she followed suit by sending each of them a pumpkin in time for Halloween."
U.S. Postal Service regulations allow for certain perishables to be shipped within the United States as long as they are labeled appropriately and the person shipping the item understands the risks involved.
Busey is quoted as saying, "In 40 years, I've only had four that were smashed."
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