I am going to meet Jo from The Modernity Ward this afternoon and I am bringing her a zucchini. I told her that it was traditional for Nashvillians to give each other vegetables as a way of welcoming each other to our homes and our neighborhoods.
Now, you non-gardeners, I know, are saying “Oh, that’s so nice.”
But we gardeners are all rubbing our beards, or where our beards would be, going all “This is a diabolically genius plan! Who can I dump a bunch of vegetables on right now!”
Because now, who can say “Oh, no, I don’t need a ten pound zucchini!” once she’s been told it’s a local tradition?!
Edited to Add: Ha, well, apparently I didn’t hit “publish” but the update is that I did give her a giant zucchini and she was wonderful and her daughters are just as cute as bugs and we made popsicles and talked and the baby waved at me!
Welcome to Nashville, Jo!