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DESSERT (Purely for Amusement!)
Anyone who lived around Beverly Hills in the 1940's-1960's, and was also a lover of gingersnaps, may very well have an inkling of what this is about....I would like to communicate with anyone who may have memories of this topic, dating from that time-period! “The Tragedy” was widely discussed, and caused repercussions that (I have been told) lasted well into the 1980's!!....Since the bakery involved has changed hands (if, in fact, they even still exist??), I suspect that there may no longer remain any leads to pursue that all the “trails” have finally gone cold....I shall say no more, as I wish only to communicate (and commiserate!) with genuine “victims” of this Great Tragedy, who (as a result) may have been launched into a (futile) lifetime-search for the Ultimate Gingersnap??! In order to delve into this matter further, send an email to noel (AT) sevenbackyards.org (include your phone number if wanting a reply), and provide the name and street of the bakery involved, and a few other descriptive details to confirm your membership in this Exclusive Club!! Be forewarned, however, that in 5 decades of searching, I have found no substitute that even approaches the indescribable uniqueness of the original recipe in all of its exquisite details....I continue to fantasize that perhaps someone else has had better luck (??)....
While we are at it, we can also lament the premature demise of the ONLY real ice cream ever to evolve on the West Coast i.e., Wil Wright's, which I just “took for granted” throughout my childhood and 'teen years!....
Growing Up Wild in Beverly Hills!
EARLY DAYS on OAK PASS Rd. (1937-1945) and HOW the ROAD GOT ITS NAME
- (A) Botanical Highlights
-- Historical Remarks on Oaks
-- EARLY EVOLUTIONARY STAGES of the "SMOG-DENIAL SYNDROME"!
-- OAK PASS NATIVE PLANTS TODAY (??)
-- Echos From the Past!
-- A Bit of SUMMERTIME FOGBANK-BOTANY
- (B) LOCAL BUTTERFLY HIGHLIGHTS
- (C) LOCAL BIRDS REMEMBERED
- (D) LOCAL MAMMALS REMEMBERED
- (E) REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS REMEMBERED
DESSERT (Purely for Amusement!)
THE HONEY-SNOB'S CORNER
A five-year study (1953-1957) documenting the occurrence of 283 macro-moth species on one acre of woodland habitat at 9601 Oak Pass Rd., 5 road-miles north of Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills (a mixture of undisturbed Southern Oak Woodland / Chaparral / Coastal Sage Scrub habitat, at 1100 ft. elevation).
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THIS CALIFORNIA SITE
ABOUT THE BACKYARD CONCEPT
BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION
About the Moth Studies at 9601 Oak Pass Road
BEATING or SWEEPING for LARVAE - A MOST PRODUCTIVE COLLECTING TECHNIQUE
The OLD BEVERLY HILLS (OAK PASS ROAD) MOTH STUDY COMPARED WITH THREE OTHER (MORE RECENT) SURVEYS IN COASTAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
OBSERVED DIFFERENCES IN THE MACRO-MOTH FAUNAS OF THE ABOVE THREE OTHER SURVEYED COASTAL CALIFORNIAN LOCALITIES
HISTORICAL PHOTOS and A PLEA for FUTURE STUDIES in the SAME REGION
FRANK SALA'S CORNER
FRANK HOVORE'S CORNER
1C - HABITAT PHOTOS (1957-1964)
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