RED WATERMELON!

Dalzenia Sams

Houston, United States

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I INTRODUCED my great niece Selah to the art of enjoying watermelon.
My father use to grow some of the sweetest watermelon in Waller county.The last year he was alive he produced a bumper crop of sorghum,maze,peanuts,corn and watermelon.One of my fondest memories of that year is of him driving myself and a friend into the fields,riding us on a flat bed pulled behind his John Deer tractor. We turned into the watermelon patch and daddy soon stopped.Skillfully searching he thumped 4 or 5 melons and pulled, fully ripe from the vine,two large shiny Black Diamond watermelons.He then turned and tossed one up to me like a basket ball and yelled ‘’let ’em drop!’’ I let the black beauty slip through my hands dropping onto the hot, worn and weathered wooden planks.The protective thick rind split ,sounding like cotton fabric being torn on the grain.Red meat flung randomly as two uneven halves separated and spun around .Dad commanded;‘’dig in the middle ,pull the sweet center meat out. You eat the heart and toss the rest.Leave something for the snakes, rabbits and birds ,he said.’’I shoved my hand deep ,curling my fingers to scoop out the succulent red meat.Shoving the wet crisp nectar past my lips,I closed my eyes and savored the sun on my face and juice dripping from my chin…..
That folks,is the art of eating watermelon!

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