I don’t really know what to say. I’m still blushing. My daughter, Lindsay, and her team won THE watermelon seed spitting contest in Luling, TX at the Watermelon Thump 2008. If you’re not sure what all this excitement is about, you should check out their official site here. I’ve had to wait to tell you because, as I suspected, there are pictures to prove this claim. (It just took a little investigating on this mom’s part. Thank you, Facebook.) That’s right. You, too, can share in my joy! Lindsay’s boyfriend, Andrew, and his parents, all took home trophies the weekend before the Fourth of July. Andrew’s entry would have taken first place in the singles, too, had he entered on Friday with a force of 44 feet 4 inches. So, you know what we did? We had a little contest of our own at our Fourth picnic, and GUESS who took on the champs quite well for a novice? I came in second in the girls’ contest—yep, second to my sweet girl.
Way to go, Barnes and Lindsay! Y’all are way fun. And for those of you coming to Texas in a few weeks—you just wait. There’s more excitement close to where this came from in San Antone.
Charlie, the Thump Queen, Judy, Andrew, and Lindsay