We were sitting around having dinner. I'd cooked up some pumpkin soup and toast and were were all quiet, busy eating. Then, out of blue, Grandma announces "I love trombone!". We all stopped and gravely looked at each other. We thought Grandma had totally lost her marbles this time.
It took some time, but we eventually worked out that she hadn't actually lost the plot and that a trombone is a type of pumpkin, similar to a butternut. Amazing, who'd have thought? Then last night we were wandering through the fruit and veg section of our local Safeway, and for the first time ever I saw a trombone pumpkin, sitting on the shelf. I think it must be a new line because it was on the top shelf in the top corner (where they put all "new" and "unusual" produce).
Unfortunately I don't have a photo because my mother has my camera cable at the moment! So here are photos of trombones from here and here.
One another note, while we were standing at the checkout, I noticed that at the end of every single aisle was some form of junk food on special: chips, chocolate biscuits, slabs of cola, more chips. Then above every aisle was their slogan: Safeway the fresh food people.