Kenneth is a rural citizen of Hamilton, Ala., and has begun to observe life and certain things and people helping him to write about them.
According to Will Rogers
Watermelons, as a rule, are very delicious. Never met one that I didn't like. Don't know if American icon, Will Rogers, ever met a watermelon much less ate one. But that was that. Here is here and I think that I have something to say about the importance of watermelons.
Not since the Garden of Eden has there been such a call for one of Mother Nature's finest foods: the watermelon. This creation is a soft-spoken food. Never in anyone's way or running ahead of anyone in a supermarket check-out line. No, sir. It just won't happen.
Watermelon, experts agree, was introduced by the French in North America in the year 1500. No one could ever claim that the watermelon stood alone with its merits and did not depend on other fruits to run interference for it. I have already found a newly-found respect for the watermelon, the humble fruit and never thrown into the hoosegow. And people have never filed suit against (the) watermelon or the watermelon farmers in Egypt and America. Right now, we can safely assume that the wattermelon can be the all-American fruit.
And although we are an evolved society, able to eat with utencils and such, there are tons of new ideas and philosophies that we are yet to seize. I have uncovered a few of the once-secret ideas about watermelon that I think that you will be interested.
Did You Know That
- romance was once ignited in the late 1800's when a male and female obviously had eyes for each other, the society, conservativism, prevented any friendly notion about them. Many couples in this timeframe were shipped-out to parts unknown because they dared to show emotion in ways besides smiling. What a travesty. But during the infancy of watermelons, couokes who were invited to the Watermelon-Fests, fell deeper in love while taking bites of their melon. Why? The sweet watermelon juice began to run down their chins and that sparked laughter which eventually torn down the "Wall of Conservative Living."
- Speaking of romance, did you realize that boys used to present pretty watermelons to their chosen steady girl? Sure, the watermelons were awkward and tough to handle, but the boy thought that if "I" can handle the juggling of this watermelon, then my marriage to 'Betty June,' will be a park in the park."
- Tossing watermelons were never thrown in protest against any cause, government included. Only eggs, fruit of all kinds, and rocks were used to get the point across these rebels.
- There is just one watermelon-based event . . .well, prank, that I do not advise. Oh, it is perfectly-legal, but if the prankee does not have a good sense of humor, hard feelings might evolve. One person take a sizeable watermelon, empties one half of the melon and making the Rhine perfectly-clean. Then the prankster cuts two holes in the Rhine and places it over his head and growls at the prankee--especially on any given Halloween night. Funny? Yes. Dangerous, Yes.
- In closing, a town nearby, Russellville in Franklin County, Alabama, presents an annual Watermelon Festival and hordes of people show-up to enjoy music, vendors, and, yes, Watermelon-Eating Contests and other fun. This is held in July.
- Good night and God bless.
- April 05, 2021___________________________________________________
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Robie Benve from Ohio on April 06, 2021:
Ah, what would our life be if the French did not give us the amazing watermelon?
Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 06, 2021:
The facts about watermelons were interesting to read. I love watermelons!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 05, 2021:
Well...those were a few facts I didn't know.
My first thought when I hear the word watermelon is Gallagher.
He was known for smashing watermelons on stage.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 05, 2021:
And your point is? No, just kidding. Let's hope the watermelon never goes extinct or the world will never be the same. BY the way, I'd like to point out that the proper way to eat a watermelon is to cut a slice and bite into it. Who cares if the juice runs down your arm and drips from the elbow?
We have a real competition in Arkansas from two towns, Hope and Cave City. Hope bills itself as the "Watermelon Capital of the World" and Cave City is so protective of its watermelons that they put stickers on all of them grown there. If somebody says they are selling you a Cave City Watermelon and it doesn't have a sticker proving it, then it's counterfeit, or so those folks say. Whatever. Both places grow delicious watermelons. Either way, you're gonna pay at least $8 to $10 bucks for one of their melons, but it beats those $4-$5 Mexican melons hands down. Good article, my Southern friend.