Mon Dec 6, 2021

Column: Pecans at grandma’s

“I still love pecan pie,” writes columnist Bill Thompson. “It’s a Southern staple that I’ve eaten on hundreds of occasions from church homecomings to family reunions and even some really fancy dinner parties. But those pies made from the pecans we picked up in Grandma’s backyard are still the best I ever tasted.”

My Grandmother Thompson had a pecan tree in her back yard over in Chadbourn. It covered most of the backyard that was left after the barn, garden and (tobacco) pack house used their space. It was the ideal place to rest during the hot summer afternoons after working in the

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