A few weeks ago, we were shopping at the Farmers Market checking out the watermelons. What better summer treat than a good ole watermelon. Jaqueta asked me if I remembered us raising watermelons on the farm back in the early 60's. I was so young that I didn't remember. Mom remembered that Daddy would take truck loads of watermelon into town and with the income from one of these truck loads he brought home an electric skillet. The electric skillet was a new novelty at the time and this was just like Daddy to want a new gadget to try out.
Jaqueta and I became curious as to how much watermelons sold for back then. Right now, the pricing runs around $5.00 per watermelon. I asked Daddy and he said that he would take a truck load of watermelons into Tuckerman and sell them for 30 cents each. One day he took a load into town and couldn't sell them at 30 cents each, so, he went on about his business and when he went back through town the second time he decided to sell them 3 for $1.00 and sold out. We chuckled at his marketing skills!