If you spend much time here on my blog, you know that we are empty nesters. It has been nearly 7 years since Lauren, our younger daughter, moved out, so we have become used to a relatively quiet life with only Riley and perhaps an occasional unwantedguest. Ellyn and the kids did come to stay with us for a few months earlier this year while she and Jason found a house to buy, but they left at the end of May and we settled back into our usual routine fairly quickly.

Then, in June, we noticed that someone new had come to stay with us. He was just a baby when he first got here, but he kind of grew on us and now we have become rather fond of him. He is a quiet fellow and not at all demanding. sq3 I would like to introduce Sylvester A. Squash. Sylvester is an “Argonaut” squash and presently weighs in at an amazing 22 pounds. Anyone with this imposing a presence surely demands recognition. sq1And as “squash years”, much the same as dog years, are counted differently than human years, he is old enough to join us for cocktail hour. He enjoys a nice glass of Chenin Blanc just as much as the next person squash.sq2

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21 Responses to Sylvester

  1. Mary says:

    Wow, Sylvester looks like he’s been working out! LOL

  2. Mental P Mama says:

    This is priceless.

  3. Trisha says:

    Too funny! Maybe you need to get out more!

  4. Ellyn says:

    Oh sure. Grandpa won’t let Anna, his own flesh and blood, wear his hat but some gourd shows up one day and all the sudden he is the golden child. He gets to wear Grandpa’s hat and sunglasses. This is an outrage.
    Anna is crying. I hope you are happy.

  5. Ashmystir says:

    ha. ha. I love it!

  6. Laura ~Peach~ says:

    what do you do with a 22 pound squash (after drinks i am sure) inquiring minds want to know :)

  7. dlyn says:

    First of all – Ellyn, if you look again, this is the hat I will not let Dad wear if there is any chance of anyone who knows me seeing him since it makes him look like Mr Haney of Green Acres. Anna is quite welcome to wear this hat, I assure you.

    Laura – I prefer not to say at this point what Sylvester's ultimate destination may be. He does have numerous relatives though, so he will not be departing right away.

    Trisha – ya think?

    Mary, MentalP & Ash – Yes he has, he really is priceless and thank you ;)

  8. Flea says:

    Sylvester looks so relaxed on your porch. Just makes me more determined to visit some day. And I’m surprised his name’s not Jason.

  9. Sara says:

    Oh, you just have to adopt me. Life would be so fun!

  10. HeyJules says:

    Woman, you worry me. :-)

  11. Suz @ Alive in Wonderland says:

    I’m new here and wondering if this is standard fare on your blog. If so…I’m totally coming back! So funny.

  12. Deb says:

    You see a new friend, I see fried zuchinni with parmesan cheese and a martini.
    Thank you for the chuckle!

  13. Momo Fali says:

    I’m wondering if the creation of Sylvester has anything to do with that wine in the background…

  14. noble pig says:

    What a perfect guest! NO MOUTH!

  15. dlyn says:

    Flea and sara – c’mon up. I will even kick Sylvester out of that chair so you will have a place to sit.

    jules – you are not alone in this concern.

    suz – welcome and I am afraid we have an awful lot of this sort of thing going on around here. I checked your blog out too and I really like it!

    deb – this is actually a winter squash. He isn’t even ready to eat yet – he has to turn orange first. :)

    momo – I am sure the two things are totally unrelated!

    Cathy/NP – that made me laugh out loud. He is the perfect guest. Well, except for drinking my wine of course. Though how he manages that with no mouth, I am not sure.

  16. Karen says:

    I was so expecting to see a stray cat. Holy Moly that is a big squash!

  17. teddie says:

    Have you been watching Veggie tales in your spare-time? :) If you go to Ellyn’s blog Mark,Anna and yes even Jason can show you how to dance to the music of Veggies. perhaps even Sylvester will lear a few dance steps.

  18. Egghead says:

    That is one huge squash. That would make me have nightmares.

  19. Jessie says:

    Awww! I Heart Sylvester.

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

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