Friday, March 28, 2014

The Dr. Edna McKenzie Chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Holds an Honorary Tea for Elsie Henderson, Longtime Chef for the Kaufmann Family in Their Fallingwater Estate

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Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
March 27, 2014






Valerie Lawrence served as Mistress of Ceremonies and did an excellent job.  The honoree, Elsie Henderson spoke extensively about her career in culinary arts by learning to cook in her mother's kitchen to fine tuning her craft by trial and error as she grew to master her craft in the culinary arts. As the chief chef at the Kaufmann estate at Fallingwater, Ms. Henderson informed the audience of the number of dignitaries, Heads of States, and the architect of Fallingwater himself, Frank Lloyd Wright all of whom she met and for whom she cooked.
Ms. Henderson, who is in her 100th year, stated that one of the keys to her longevity was to never have second helpings of food and to eat plain, simple foods.
The highlight of the program was the announcement of the Culinary Scholarship at CCAC named in honor of Elsie Henderson.  The announcement was made by Dr. June Pickett Dowdy, president of the Dr. Edna McKenzie Chapter of ASALH.  See press release of the events held on March 8, 2014 below.



       Dr. June Pickett Dowdy with CCAC Culinary Arts students.


CCAC Culinary Arts students applying their craft in preparation for the tea with Ms. Elsie Henderson.


CCAC Culinary Arts Adjunct Faculty Member Paul Passafume and President June Pickett Dowdy of the Dr. Edna McKenzie Branch of ASALH, greet Elsie Henderson (seated).


                                            Guest of Honor, Elsie Henderson

 
    CCAA Culinary Arts students await arrival of guests for the "Tea with Ms. Elsie Henderson" event.


Elsie Henderson at the Fallingwater estate with picture of Kaufmann family member on the wall.

Elsie Henderson and a Daffodil Cake with strawberries in the Fallingwater kitchen.


ASALH member, Ronald B. Saunders encourages all parents, students, organizations, scholars to join the Dr. Edna McKenzie Branch of ASALH.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Titans and Our Heroes of Christian Tabernacle Church Enjoy a Pleasant, Delightful and Exciting Trip to Hawaii in 1988

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Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson Project
Saunders Robinson Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
March 23, 2014


Pictured from left to right: Theo Stark, Mazie Myles and Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson in Hawaii.

       
                                                   Three amigos in Hawaii




Standing on the left is Mr. Stark who is the husband of Theo Stark and James S. Robinson, Jr., husband of Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson.  Picture was taken while in Hawaii in 1988.

Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) 2014 Program Schedule

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Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA



 




60th Anniversary of the Women's Missionary Circle of Christian Tabernacle Church, October 27, 1978

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Robinson Saunders Archives
Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson Project
Pittsburgh, PA
March 23, 2014

















 Trustees of Christian Tabernacle Church: Mr. & Mrs. James S. Robinson, Jr.


         Christian Tabernacle Church on Centre Avenue located in the Hill District

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pictures of the Great State of Alaska

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Ronald B. Saunders Project
Pittsburgh, PA
March 2, 2014


The greatest of America's 50 states, Alaska, the 49th, challenges adventures to experience its mystery and grandeur.


Alaska has all three species of North American bears.
Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos horriblis
Polar Bear Ursus maritimus
Black Bear Ursus americanus


                                                  Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier


                        Alaska Humpback Whale
A humpback whale beaches to the surface of Prince William Sound.


Aerial view of Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.






White Pass Railroad with downtown Skagway.


Spectacular display of red and green Aurora Borealis


                                                 Victoria, B.C., Canada
Victoria's busy inner harbour serves as a busy port for water transportation of all descriptions.

Mrs. Myrtle Hill Feted by Butler Church Members

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James S. Robinson, Jr. Project
Robinson Family Archives
Pittsburgh, PA
March 2, 2014


James S. Robinson, Jr. was the dynamic executive director of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Community Center in Butler, PA and helped to put the Center on the national stage.