This was during the war time. when lots of people were coming north for jobs in factories and war industries.
T.J. moved from somewhere down south. His family moved into there building. They would come north in everything they own piled into the back seat of their old sedan.
They wanted to start a little farm on top of one of the factories and they want to plant watermelons but they got stuck and they have to do a lot of work to do this and nobody can find out.
They started to get dirt from the court yard near there school and bring it to the roof in boxes but they had to be careful that no one sees them or they dont spill any.
They decided that they are going to violate there principles and just buy the water Mellon seeds at the store
T.J. was standing near the little farm and thought that we cant stop the adults so he ran. He ran and destroyed everything.
So no one else can put there hands on there farm after he destroyed everything he looked at everyone and ran away. The Nashville police later found him two weeks later he was walking along the railroad tracks he was heading home. Nobody ever went back up to the roof.