De Anza Celebrates 79th Anniversary

The De Anza Chapter celebrated its 79th anniversary on Saturday, April 6, with a luncheon meeting, cake, and informative presentations on conservation, Native Americans, and several hilarious jokes about grandchildren. Prospective member Polly Martin displayed her great-grandmother’s DAR certificate dated 1917. A short biography of Margaret Haughey, known as the “Angel of the Delta,” preceded lunch. Her portrait adorned the De Anza Chapter’s anniversary cake.

Former Regent Francie Spears gave an enlightening talk on Thomas Jefferson’s prodigious gardening and culinary endeavors. De Anza Daughters and guests enjoyed Jefferson trivia, from his 23 varieties of garden peas, to his irreverent attitude toward seating guests and dignitaries in a first-come, first-seated pell-mell fashion.

Cheri Myron was inducted as a new member into the De Anza Chapter. Her patriot ancestor, Captain Samuel Fitz Randolph, served in the Second Regiment, New Jersey militia in the American Revolution.

Submitted by: Katharine Dixon

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