Days of Real Sport: Watermelons

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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4 Responses

  1. Michael Cain says:

    Am I the only one here who has actually done this? Only we sneaked into the farmer’s field at night. And I wasn’t the one who got dinged with the rock salt the farmer shot at us :^)Report

    • North in reply to Michael Cain says:

      I have never had the opportunity to do something like this but my family did grow potatoes. When I compare what a freshly dug young potato tastes like compared to normal potatoes and then transpose that calculation on a watermelon my mouth waters uncontrollably.Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    Does anyone else think of Harrogate from Suttree?Report

    • Aaron David in reply to Aaron David says:

      “I’m tellin ye I seen him. I didnt know what the hell was goin on when he dropped his drawers. Then when I seen what he was up to I still didnt believe it. But yonder they lay.

      What do you aim to do?

      Hell, I dont know. It’s about too late to do anything. He’s damn near screwed the whole patch. I dont see why he couldnt of stuck to just one. Or a few.

      Well, I guess he takes himself for a lover. Sort of like a sailor in a whorehouse.”

      The tale of the Moonlight Melonmounter.Report