Saturday, March 31, 2018

1993 Historymaker Erma Bombeck

If you haven't read The Grass is Greener Over the Septic Tank or If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma Bombeck, you are missing out.

There is no denying that Erma Bombeck had a way with words. Her family gave us her Bean Dip story and recipe for Tastes & Treasures II: A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona. Found on page 181, Erma's humor shines through.

Here are two of Erma's famous quotes about food, “There are four basic food groups, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.”
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

Erma Bombeck was honored as a Historymaker in 1993 along with Senator John Rhodes, Bud Jacobson, Bill Kajikawa, Dwight Patterson and Jack Williams. AZ Heritage Center is proud to archive their oral histories, photographs and memorabilia from the Historymakers Recognition Program.