Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The death of JR Simplot
To much of the world the man was synonymous with potatoes. And it was only fair. He did build a great French Fry empire. He had a mind for investment and a great eye for a bargain...and apparently potatoes.
On Sunday JR Simplot died at his home in Boise, Idaho.
His rating on the forbs rich list and being baned from commodities trading for 6 years was not what i remembered him for.
As a girl i remember his house. No, not his house, but the hill in which is house was built on. His hill was perfect for iceblocking. I have many fond memories of that hill and the fun we had on it. Sliding down the hill when it was snow covered, or scooting down on an iceblock in the spring.
The hill will remain.
The man has moved on.