Meet Mary Ellen aka Hairy Melon


Home on the Sullivan farm. From left – Dad with Bill, Pat, Tim, Mom holding Irene, Mary Ellen* and Anne.

*Otherwise known as ME, Mel, and Hairy Melon.


Hi there!

My name is Mary Ellen Sullivan, but when I was a kid on our farm my brother Tim gave me the nickname  Hairy Melon.

I like that nickname, Hairy Melon. It elicits fond childhood memories. It suggests playfulness, which I like to practice when I write and post on my blog. And it suggests something very dear to me – food!

I must warn you that I get pretty serious at times. I have even been know to be political. But overall, I hope you’re up for a fun journey through my blog posts.


Welcome to my writing life!

Hairy Melon