a view from under the pew: the watermelon patch

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: In the wake of the hot, dry weather and soaring temperatures, it has been requested that Amos re-run the watermelon column. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns […]

Food at the speed of life: Watermelon not for me

Watermelon seems to be one of the best-loved parts of American summers. Which is why it seems odd that I’ve never cared for watermelon. I’ve met few people with a similar opinion. Nonetheless, I have good memories of the summer fruit. When I was a kid, Dad saved seeds from a watermelon he found particularly […]

Watermelon festival eludes road-trippers

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Watermelon. That’s what was on our minds as The Lady of the House and I headed south out of Clovis to the Watermelon Roundup in Plains, Texas. It’d been awhile since we’d been road-trippin’ so I was looking forward to rambling down a two-lane blacktop. There was just a mention […]

4/28 amos

Editor’s note: An avid reader has requested that Amos retell his adventures in the watermelon patch. Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. amos in the watermelon patch despite what one-time country crooner roger millerbug sang — you can go fishin in a […]