Thursday, March 2, 2023

Mrs. White Celebrates 100th Birthday as 2023 AZ Historymaker

How do you celebrate your 100th birthday? Why not at the Arizona Heritage Center with 150 attendees? According to Todd Bailey at AZHC, "Mrs. White was in happy tears over our honoring her on Feb. 23 as an 2023 Arizona Historymaker." With every one in the lobby singing "Happy Birthday" she was overwhelmed.

She told us she was welcomed to Governor Hobbs office where Feb 20 was proclaimed "Mrs. Elizabeth J.  White Day", the Mayor stopped in at her Golden Rule Cafe, and the family threw her a party equal to a wedding reception.

Many Historical League members remember celebrating 1997 Historymaker Polly Rosenbaum's 100th birthday at AZHC with her favorite Chocolate Cake (recipe in Tastes & Treasures Vol I page 136). This recipe was modified by League member Claire Nullmeyer to individual servings and beautifully presented for the Historymaker Announcement Event Feb 23.

A favorite of Mrs. White's is a Coconut and Pineapple cake so we definitely had one of those.