Posted Friday, November 21, 2014 9:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff
rion Knott, a sharecropper's daughter on a little Orange County spread that offered berries by the basket but decades later grew into one of Southern California's signature tourist attractions, has died. She was 92. Knott spent her career on what she, her sisters and brother kept calling "the farm," although it had morphed into a huge amusement park that drew 4 million visitors a year for boysenberry pie, a nostalgic stroll through the Old West and a few stomach-churning minutes on roller coasters like Montezooma's Revenge, where thrill-seekers went from zero to 55 mph in five seconds.
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And God bless them for developing that boysenberry, one of my favorite fruits ever. I love Knott's seedless boysenberry jam, when I can find it, and one of the things I make sure to get on every visit is a slice of that pie.
Knott's Berry Farm is one of the amusement industry's amazing success stories, isn't it?
Ah, yeah. Not that I was close to Knott's at the time, but I ate at an IHOP in Santa Clara that had Boysenberry syrup instead of the crappy Butter Pecan they seem to have in every IHOP over here. Is that just a west coast/California thing?
I think we have it here. I call it purple syrple.
So I guess only east coast IHOPs suck. Well, suck more than all the others, I mean.
But why does butter still come in different sizes on different sides of the country? That's whack.
I thought a pound of butter was a pound of butter.
When I go to hell the butter will be in those tiny little plastic things with foil super glued over the top. Oh, there'll be butter in hell, I just won't be able to get to it.
And why is it Hellmans over here and Best Foods out west?
And why is it Edy's over here and Dreyer's over there?
Aw jeez. Now I'm sad.
Well, I'll be darned. I had no idea that was so.
Stick butter certainly is easy to measure. You can even easily get it down to "pat" size, which would be a teaspoon.
+1 just for the term "Western stubbies."
Those kinds of regional differences really make travel interesting and fun....the parks are cool too I guess.
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