A Memory of Watermelon Days Past
As summer reaches its peak, so does watermelon season, and today, we're celebrating what may be my very favorite summer fruit. In honor of National Watermelon Day, I wanted to share with you this story by BlogHer Tech Section Editor, Virginia DeBolt. It's a trip back to the Watermelon Days of her childhood, when her whole town celebrated the abundance of watermelons and how delicious they are on a hot, hot summer day.
We enter the big main gate and step into the middle of the dust and noise and music of the county fair. Grandma steadfastly pulls the wagon past the booths with ring toss games, shooting gallery games, guessing games, and places where you can test your strength. I drag my feet in the dusty grass, trying to slow her down so I can smell the sweetness from the cotton candy booth, gawk at the Ferris wheel, or glimpse myself in the mirrors by the fun house. I look longingly at the sno cones as we trudge steadily toward the 4-H area where the animals are, and where the big pile of watermelons waits.
Read the full post on The Elder Storytelling Place.
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