Friday, July 22, 2016

Say, Watermelon!

My sister Dale used to say "Watermelon!!!" instead of "Cheese!!!" when she smiled for a photo. It would result in a big, still cheesy, smile.

WATERMELON!!!

As for San Geraldo, this is his idea of lunch. A bit of egg salad and a little slice of watermelon.

NO CHEESE.

25 comments:

  1. TOO FUNNY!
    Are one of you stalking us? We had the exact same lunch today.....watermelon slices and egg salad sandwiches!! SG has great taste I see.......
    Say WATERMELON!

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    1. Jim:
      Cheese!!! But did you have watermelon SLICES or one quarter of a watermelon? I think you guys are more rational eaters than we are.

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    2. Slices for us.....but we could easily devour half a one!

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    1. Gosia:
      I inherited all my father's slides from the 50s and 60s. A great collection of memories.

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    1. Judy:
      It was delicious and way too much. But I of course ate it all.

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    1. Cranky:
      So do I. That was around 1957.

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  5. Dale had a great smile! What were you looking at?

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    1. Carole:
      Oh, I'm sure I was contemplating the future.

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  6. I used to grow watermelons called 'moon and stars'. Have you ever seen/had one?

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    1. Spo:
      I've never heard of that. Jerry recently bought "sandia negra" (black watermelon). The pink was much richer/darker and it's supposed to be juicy and sweet (it was).

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  7. I used to say SWISS when asked to say CHEESE.

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    1. anne marie:
      I never cooperated. But I remember Dale also sometimes saying, "Limburger!!!"

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  8. I use to hate smiling for pictures.

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    1. Travel:
      I still do. I first would smile too big. Then not at all. Then I developed "camera smile" (a smile I never exhibited in real life). I still hate it but I've gotten better at it lately./

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  9. As a 'cheese' substitute we'd run the gamut of the product ('Gorgonzola' was a favourite), though our vocabulary was then nowhere near as extensive as in Monty Python's cheese shop sketch.

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    1. Raybeard:
      The only word I would ever cooperate with was when I was told to "smile and say 'shit'."

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  10. is that where the phrase "cheesy smile" came from? I could get into some watermelon right now, looks good.

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    1. Wilma:
      Well, if that's not where cheesy smile came from, let's say it did. (I'm so clever.) We have been having watermelon or canteloupe just about every day with lunch. Perfect. (Today was canteloupe.)

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  11. I eat a lot like that in the summer...it's too darn hot to fire up the ovens. What a cute child.......

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Wasn't I though (a cute child)?!? Oh, and my sister was, too.

      Kitchen-challenged as I am, there is never a good time of year to fire up the ovens.

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  12. Watermelon isn't a word that produces a smile, but Dale still managed to have a cute smile.

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    1. Stephen:
      I agree. It had nothing to do with watermelon. She would yell, "WATERMELON!!!" Then she'd smile.

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