HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FOUNDER OF RICE'S POTATO CHIPS
When you were born and raised in South Mississippi, one thing you learned about real quick was Rice's Potato Chips. Founded and still based in Hattiesburg, it got it's start by a woman as America was in the depths of the Great Depression.
Myrtle Rice, who started the company out of her rental home in Hattiesburg, turns 90 today.
There's a lot to be said for a strong woman who started her business in the male-dominated South during one of the worst times in our nation's history...and become successful with it. While Rice's is not Lay's or Ruffles, it provided me and my siblings with some delicious eats while we were growing up. Unfortunately, it is a brand only known mainly in the South Mississippi area.