The answer is intellectually complex, but parental intuition provides clarity. When teeth fall out, I blame the dollar under their pillow on the tooth fairy. When presents appear overnight under the fir tree, I say Santa Claus is the culprit. And so when a song about niggers and watermelon fills the suburban air, I will smile and hand over money from my pocket. The sight of my children enjoying a Good Humor ice cream bar will fight back the racist song that lampooned black people who happened to be in good humor. The delivery of the cold hard truth can wait until another day.
3. Once your cookies are baked and cooled (this can be done a day, or a couple days before you decorate), follow the curved edge of the cookie with green icing.
4. In this photo I added some darker coloring to the green ‘rind’, by mixing some green gel food coloring and clear alcohol (clear vanilla extract, or vodka), and applying some color using a paint brush. If you plan to do this step, the green icing needs to be dry (this may take 2-4 hours). If you don’t care to add the extra coloring to the rind, continue on as shown below.
When asked why she would make the best spokesperson for our industry, Blakely replied, “I have one word and that is “Passion”, passion for the industry and the people in it”. For many years, Blakely has been involved in the industry in numerous ways. She comes from a family deeply enriched in farming and agriculture and she has also worked with the Clemson Extension Program in Blackville, SC, under Dr. Gilbert Miller. This experience has helped Blakely tremendously in learning and comprehending the importance of the SC Watermelon Association.