My Grandpa, Eugene Leavitt was born in 1893…..January 21. That would make him 118 years old today. He died when he was 97. And was still riding a horse at 93. So ….why am I being all “Grandpa” today????? Besides it being his birthday, He was the one who first introduced me to hot peppers. Grandpa was a farmer/cowboy and lived in St. George Utah most of his life. I grew up in Southern California, and we would travel to Utah every summer and spend 3 to 4 weeks for our vacation. My grandpa’s garden was huge…. Grandma bottled all their fruit and vegetables that they used throughout the year, so a big garden was necessary. I remember eating the evening meal. It would consist of her home made bread, jelly, honey, and fresh tomatoes and peppers..and that was about it. Oh…kool-aid too. I think Grandpa and Grandma would be surprised at the amount of peppers available to us today in the supermarket. I would love to introduce them to the Habanero…..now one of my favorite peppers. I miss you Grandma and Grandpa.
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