Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paul Messinger guest speaker at March meeting

This man has such knowledge of the Phoenix area. He was a walking encyclopedia . . . or should I refer to Google?

One of my favorite stories was about the history of Camelback Cemetery (also referred to as Scottsdale Cemetery) on East McDonald Drive. The soil is caliche and VERY hard so in the early days (late 1800's) they used sticks of dynamite to blow up the ground to make a grave. I wonder what the neighbors thought of that method?

After his talk, Kathleen Fischer presented Paul with a copy of Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

We always have delicious salads at meetings but this was a feast. Lovely Leprechaun decorations graced the table along with a 3 leaf clover centerpiece grown by Judy Lewis.