You Can’t Kill the Portuguese Pepper Pot

In their Easter Sunday sermons, ministers in Des Moines and Saratoga Springs and Lafayette and Tempe stand before their parishioners and tell a resurrection story about my grandpa, The Portuguese Pepper Pot. A journalist once called my jockey grandpa, Ralph Neves, “the booter they couldn’t bury”—three times dead, told six times he’d never ride again, two lumbar vertebrae […]