01/30/12<quoted text>I lived in Oak Meadows and it seemed like we rode our bikes to the pool and we went down allen Geona to southmore to one of the first or second streets and went to the left and the pool was on the left...SOOooo long ago but seens like yesterday some times..the trampoline place was right off the corner of Southmore and Richy and yes they where holes in the ground with the trampolins placed ground level.. I've never seen any like that again in my life have you? Remember all the watermellon stands where you bought the mellon and they sliced them and gave you a big shaker of salt..We would set at tables and eat them get sticky then go home and play in the waterhose..
Pasadena (Citizen) News
YOU'RE FROM PASADENA
... If you remember:
Gibson's Watermelon Gardens
As Remembered By Ronnie Bufford:
My Grandfather, Irra Gibson, and Grandmother, Flara Gibson, owned and operated a place in Pasadena on Jackson St. off of Spooner called "Gibson's Watermelon Gardens."
The Gibsons first sold watermelons on South St in Pasadena. Later, he moved to 507 E Southmore. In the early 50's he bought the property on Jackson St and Spooner. With his Ford truck, Irra and Flara went around to local area watermelon patches and as far away as Hempstead and Luling to purchase the finest melons he could. As a family, we all pitched in to unload melons from the truck into coolers. Then, a dump truck would bring in loads of sawdust and we would all work together to spread it evenly throughout the fenced in area.
Once completed, we would pull the picnic tables and benches down from storage, wash the plastic table covers and put a box of Morton's salt on each table. All lights were checked and made certain to only have the yellow bug lights installed. Once all of this was completed, the season was ready to begin. We were open 7 days a week through watermelon season which ran from May to Sept, but the busiest nights were Fridays and Saturdays.