Pecan Pie Day - John T. Griffin
Today we’re celebrating one of the things we love most: pecan pie! We love all desserts, but there’s nothing like a pecan pie on a hot summer day, and on National Pecan Pie Day! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member John T. Griffin! His hometown is Muskogee, Oklahoma. Griffin graduated from the University of Oklahoma and then served in the Seventh Armed Artillery during World War II. After the war he took lead in the family business, Griffin Grocery Company. They produced lots of items, but you may know them for their most famous product: Griffin Waffle Syrup! He was also the head of Griffin Television, Inc. Griffin was an invested member of his community and always put his employees first. You can learn more by reading John T. Griffin’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Oklahoma has so many talented individuals that we have no doubt love pecan pie. One in particular stands out because she makes a stellar pecan pie, learn more about Ree Drummond here!
Movie Time! If we said we were going to watch a movie with a nut obsessed squirrel, would you know what we were talking about? That’s right! Ice Age is one of our favorites and that squirrel chases the nut all over the place. Now we know it’s not a pecan persay, but we can use our imaginations right? Watch this fun clip from the movie!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home celebrating National Pecan Pie Day! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back and visit us soon! Please post pictures of your Pecan Pie Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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