Man- He rode through the neighborhoods in a wagon
draws by a horse or mule chanting: "Watermelon, lady, red
to the rind. A plug for a penny, a slice for a dime." Then
he "plugged" one so that you could taste the "heart"
(a triangular piece cut from the center of the watermelon).
White as Roaches- Powdering
your face to look white. From the Creole proverb, "The
roach has come out of the flour barrel."
Who Shot John- A saying.
"Don't bring up all of that 'who shot John' mess. Don't
talk about negative incidents that have long passed.