Walt Goins selects a melon for Tonya Braden (gold shirt) as Goins daughter Jan Jones watches.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The morning air had a hint of coolness to it as Walt Goins pulled his little teal colored pick-up truck beside the curb in front of the Royal Lunch & Billiards this morning. His bed full of watermelons was drawing folks to pull over.

“This is probably the last run for this season,” said the 90-something Goins. Over the years, this spot on North Tennessee Avenue has become Walt’s peddling place for his tasty produce.

Thanks for the melons, Walt!

And as the late Walt Martin used to sing on Channel 10 back in the day, “They’re thumpin’ good.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/13/2022-9AM)

One Reply to “As summer wanes, Walt has one more load of watermelons”

  1. Walter Goins gardening skills are uncanny.
    He is up and out at daylight most days.
    He is an amazing man. I have never seen anyone with such a capacity to work, and he loves every minute of it.

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