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Sasquash: 1941

Sasquash: 1941

October 1941. "Windsor Locks, Connecticut (vicinity). An Italian farmer and part owner of a harvest market." Photo by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Indigenous words, a continent apart.

Squash is a Narragansett word (asquutasquash), first recorded in Rhode Island in 1643. Sasquatch is Salish, recorded in the Canadian Pacific Northwest in 1929.

Brain food

Note the folds.

Ahhh, the good Doctor!

It looks like the farmer is smoking a Dr. Grabow pipe, possibly Shape 05. I wonder what his choice of tobacco is?

Sasquash? ... really, Dave? ... Sasquash?

While I enjoy posing with a freakishly large vegetable as much as anyone, you are then faced with the question of, "What do I do with this thing now?" I recommend asking your neighbor if they would like some fresh vegetables from your garden.

For some reason, a Sasquash in Connecticut made me think of this, advance to minute four.

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