If there ever was a summer mascot, watermelon would be a good one. Sticky, refreshing goodness that cools as it drips off the chin.
I have fond memories of my mom throwing all of us kids outside in the evenings with our watermelon slices in hand. My brothers and I would have seed-spitting contests to see who could spit the seed the farthest, over the dog, over the fence, over the pool... the game goes on and on. Once after a great watermelon night of games, we came back from a 2 week vacation to see a huge rogue watermelon growing right next to the pool thanks to our competitive endeavors. Best watermelon ever!