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My cousin owns this!!

One day about 5 years ago I had to take my car to the mechanic to plug a tire.  I ended up across the street at a little diner out here between Jacksonville and Cabot and ordered a burger and fries.  I love hot sauce on my fries so while I'm sitting there waiting on my order I picked up the bottle of hot sauce...What's This!!...never heard of it.  I'll give it a try. 

While waiting on my order I'm checking out the bottle to see where the hot sauce is from, etc.  Then I see Newport, AR on the label and I'm thinking "I've got kinfolk there."  Look a little further and see the name Jesse Simmons.  I had to call my dad and tell him since they were 1st cousins.  He knew Jesse did the spice thing but had no idea the hot sauce was in this little diner between my house and his.

After getting off the phone with my dad I actually said out loud, "My cousin owns this company!!!"  Most of the diner looked at me like I was crazy, but you really have to know me to know that I didn't care.

That is how I discovered "What'sThis!!"

RIP Jesse Davis!!  You will be missed. 

Posted by Jana Simmons O'Dell
Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10:36 pm
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