Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cold and Sweet

It's not exactly "brain food" but nothing refreshes a body like cold slices of watermelon! 
Originating in Africa, watermelons were first cultivated in Egypt where testaments to their legacy were recorded in hieroglyphics painted on building walls. The fruit was held is such regard that it was placed in the tombs of many Egyptian kings. It is not surprising that when Johnny Appleseed met Johnny Watermelonseed they became bitter enemies, and would have fought unto death had not little Johnny Pumpkinseed stopped them.


14 comments:

  1. Mickey SquashseedMarch 30, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    I hope the masses don't forget that Johnny Pumpkinseed and my great-great grandpappy, Johnny Squashseed, were related.

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  2. I see great pyramid inspiration in those sweet slices!

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  3. Ohhhhhh, that looks so good right now. I don't know if I can thank you, though. I'm struggling with covetousness here. :D

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  4. Why does no one ever pay tribute to the well-deserving Johnny Juan Canary Melonseed?

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  5. @ Joel:
    If you read the history really, really carefully you might be able to tell where wikipedia left off and I began.

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  6. @Andy:
    I thought Johnny Juan Canary Melonseed was just a legend. I had no idea he actually lived!

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  7. Wikipedia knows almost everything. Nice history though--I'm sure that the Johnny Watermelonseed part was true.

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  8. And hey, does this mean that Johnny Watermelonseed is Egyptian?

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  9. What would that make Johnny Cantaloupeseed? This inquiring mind wants to know.

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  10. @ Gregg:
    Since cantaloupes were first introduced to North America by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1494, I think Johnny Cantaloupeseed might be from the Cantaloupe Islands.

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  11. Isn't it amazing that God made all of these incredible fruits to reproduce themselves, so that fallen humanity could have a continuous food supply in all generations ... and a great illustration of the Holy Spirit's sweet work in the redeemed! Gal. 5:22-23. It's like a never-ending illustrated sermon from the greatest Preacher in the universe!

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  12. I think Johnny Durianseed is wanted by the FBI.

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  13. Is this seedless watermelon?

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