So, for several days now with Janice's help I've been looking for a watermelon. A real watermelon, the kind with seeds in it.
- None at Fred Meyers
- None at Trader Joe's
- None at Uwajimaya's
- Sold out at the Kent farmer's market ("we had ten, and they went right away")
- None at Valley Harvest, which turns out to have gone out of business since our last visit
- None at Carpinito's
- None at the Great Wall Mall's Ranch Market
Finally bought one of those seedless abominations, at Uwajimaya, since a mediocre watermelon is better than no watermelon at all. But seriously, what happened to good melons? My standards might be high, since I come from the area that produces the best watermelons in the world (my home town's only some thirty-odd miles from Hope, Arkansas). But still, watermelons without seeds are like those supermarket tomatoes of a few years ago, bred for shipping and not taste. Heirloom tomatoes and local-grown filled in the gap there -- where are the Black Diamonds, Dixie Queens, and the like?