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It's All About the Pecans
Written by John Lash | 12/13/2013
It was all about the pecans. Growing up in south Georgia (where we pronounce the last syllable as “can”), I was accustomed to the highest quality pecans: large, light brown and delicious. During my 25 Christmases as a prisoner they were the luxury I most looked forward to receiving in my holiday package. Along with other goodies my mom would send me three pounds of pecans. Did I want peanuts, walnuts or almonds? No.
I would gorge myself on the first pound, then make the other two last as long as possible, sometimes into February even. It is hard to express how much these packages meant to me. In a world of...
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