"But, I remember watermelon time. We'd go out and steal watermelon. And this one group of people, they raised the best darn watermelons. And we went out there one night, and we had a, I think it was Model T or something like that with a back end – a coupe or something like – and we got it full of watermelons. And, oh my Lord, I tell you. We had watermelons going out of our ears that night."

Mildred Opitz on Watermelon Time

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Other Excerpts from Mildred Opitz's Interview:

Poisoning Grasshoppers
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
Another Depression?
The Worst Dust Storm
Giving Birth at Home
Keeping a Garden
Kids Growing Up Today
Flour Sacks for Clothes
Erecting Poles for the REA
Getting Lights and a Fridge
Indoor Plumbing
Simple Pleasures
Dating & Necking
Prohitition & Alcohol
The Dirty Thirties