Thank you all !
Everything's gone very well.
The pumpkin we bought was quite empty on its own, so it's been rather easy to clean it. We didn't find many seeds, so we keep on buying them already toasted and salted.
I love them since I was four or five.
On winter Sundays outside the church there was an old man with a fire, he wrapped the seeds in a (news)paper bag ... today my wife should horrify thinking of all that ink and how many hands did touch the paper.
Back to the pumpkin: carving, after your tips, was easy and fast.
My kid went around the streets with his flaming head since October 30. I don't know how many IKEA candles he used up to light "Jack".
It's some weeks he's got a real addiction to "NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS": he watches and re-watches the movie, listens to the soundtrack, wears NBC T-shirts ... hope it will pass
Jack the pumpkin was an attraction in the 2-3 parties he went: surely far superior to the pre-carved-supermarket-items carried by others.
Some same old stupid (there's one in every crowd) told him "where do you think you are, you American" ...
Because of the countless opening/closing and continuous handling, on the other side, Jack lost some teeth and got the upper cover broken; but that's it.
Its glorious days ended spiked out in the garden, as a "warden". Seems it's quite gone limp ...
And yes, we took tons of photos. Just trying to learn how to post them ...