Saving those seeds can produce GREAT things as seen in this post from last year. More of Dad's Garden Goodness
The older I get, the more I catch myself doing things my parents have done in the past. One case in point is rolling out dough for biscuits using the Tupperware pastry mat that belonged to my mother which I mentioned a few weeks ago.
This evening as I was preparing dinner, I was scooping out the seeds from the middle of a butternut squash when a little voice in my head said, "I wonder if I saved these seeds and planted them next year, would they produce?" And thus, it hit me again. I'm becoming my parents! I put the tray with the squash in the oven, then proceeded to separate the seeds from the pulp and put them in a strainer to dry a bit. They'll later take a place of honor on a paper towel to dry more.
Do you do things that make you stop and think, am I becoming my parents?