The Watermelon Patch
On a summer Sunday the family had all come together at Grandpa Richard’s house, on the farm outside of Cliffside. After dinner they had gone to the field to pick ripe watermelons. Will set up his camera, told all the aunts and cousins to each grab a melon, and lined them up at the edge of the yard. He put his head under the black cloth, focused the camera, yelled “Hold it!,” and took this picture.
That’s little Zeke Hames seated in the center, and his brother Jack seated at far right (with the watermelon above his head), sons of W.E. Hames.
Photo courtesy Mark Hames