Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Dear Mom,

Another food that reminds me of you and that I love is watermelon. I wrote a little story about it and am hoping some day it will be published. It must need more work or I haven’t found the right publication.

I’m not a fan of watermelon flavor like gum, hard candy or juice type drinks. Blah. I do like the looks of anything watermelon and have purchased something if I really liked it. I saw a set of watermelon dishes once that I considered buying, but didn’t know whether or not it would be worth the expense because I felt you’d only want to use them during summer. It’s like having Christmas dishes. Where do you keep them all? I just saw the cutest watermelon candle but I’m at the stage of my life where I’m wanting to get rid of things so I easily passed it up.

I always buy the real thing and eat it with great pleasure remembering you.

Here’s my favorite watermelon sitting in my garden in the various seasons. It’s made out of a hunk of tree that had fallen in a storm. Norm painted it for me after I begged and whined. The watermelon is starting to look a little shabby, but I still love it.


  1. Love the watermelon. What a great garden accent!

  2. I love watermelon too, and I especially like your garden accent. I have fond memories of eating large, ice cold slices of watermelon outdoors at Sam the Watermelon Man's place.

  3. I'm sorry to say I don't eat much watermelon anymore. It just isn't the same treat as it was when we were younger. (I'm more into fresh strawberries and cantelope now!) My sister said something years ago that I've never forgotten and I totally agree. "Air conditioning took the pleasure out of eating watermelon and homemade ice cream!"

  4. Thanks Pat. Linda, you and I can have some watermelon together when it's in season while Becky munches on her other fruit :-) as air conditioning doesn't take the pleasure away for me. Mmmmm.

  5. i like the watermelon in the snow, i guess it proves that watermelon can be all year round


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