My son had never seen a watermelon with actual black seeds.
He had never seen one so big. At the grocery store a kid came up to the cart and said “Wow, that’s a BIG watermelon!!” No one under 10 has seen the shape of a real watermelon. These days, everyone likes a nice round basketball sized melon with no seeds.
When I asked the guy at the grocery store for an oval watermelon he said , “I don’t think they make them that way any more.” Yes he really said that. Was I sure I didn’t want this nice seedless round one, or this new “golden watermelon”? I did not.
I found a real one.
So here’s my watermelon. In pictures. I haven’t made one of these in 20 years.
If you’re still playing along, here’s your watermelon movie clip.