In "The Way It Was", 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 2-William B. Garris 1879-1949, 3-Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997, 3-Howard Garris 1906-1990, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), FAMILY: PATERNAL LINE (BEE), POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C., STORIES on August 2, 2015 at 8:26 am

In the summer the floor of the store would be full of watermelons and cantaloupes from the farm We would sell them for 5 to 10 cents each. They were never cooled or  refrigerated and I still prefer them at room  temperature. They have much more flavor that way. When we cut a watermelon  it was cut in the same number of pieces of people who were going to eat it, we never had any left over.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter Twelve: “THE STORE,” 1999

  1. I also remember serving watermelon this way. It was interesting to decide how to dissect the watermelon so that you would get just the right number of pieces. I always remember having a spoon or a knife to eat the watermelon with – I didn’t eat it face-first. We also saved the rinds for making watermelon rind pickes.

    On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM, King Kitchen

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