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Thread #145769 Message #3373434
Posted By: Janie
07-Jul-12 - 08:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
Subject: RE: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
Some of you may remember fiddler John Morris, of John and David Morris of Ivydale WV "fame" in terms of old time Appalachian music.
My sister Kaye, now deceased, was 8 3/4 months pregnant when we ran into John at a Vandalia Gathering in the early 1980's. John and Kaye knew each other but weren't close and Kaye had been out of circulation with a difficult pregnancy. John hadn't seen her in several months.
He marched up, put a hand on each of her shoulders and loudly announced, "Dadgum it Woman, what did I tell you! I told you to spit them watermelons seeds, out! Spit 'em right on the ground! Next time you'll listen to this ol' Clay County boy!"