Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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12 Jan 2013

Welcome to Alamo, Texas

our hosts - Kooki & Paul

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A warm, dry, and breezy day January 12 welcomed some 40 plus PSST members to the home and gardens of Paul and Kooki Crerar in Alamo, Texas. Lunch tables were set up under shade trees near a large pond filled with koi. Our hosts provided barbecued brisket and sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and drinks, all of which was complemented by the salads, side dishes, and desserts brought by the members. The day was perfect considering that earlier in the week Paul was considering cancelling the meeting due to the cold, wet weather. The luck of PSST held out!

After the large lunch, a short business meeting was held with the treasurerís report and a discussion of future meetings. Then Paul began conducting a tour of his spacious grounds which include groves of palm trees, tropical plants, a large nursery, and a wonderful vegetable garden. Several members filled containers with fresh vegetables to take home. There also were numerous koi ponds of various sizes. Everyone seemed very impressed with Paul and Kookiís gardens and nursery.

The next meeting will be held on February 16 in Harlingen with lunch at the Harlingen Country Club followed by a tour of the extensive gardens of PSST member Rick Schwab

gorgeous pond area

another view of the pond and palms

Chairman Jon Watson addresses the members

memberfs socializing

Back row:John Barkkari, Ed Ladd, Mahandran Rajuriar Second row:Mary Barkkari, Marilyn Hill, Nora Blackwell, Sitting:John Dillard

queen palms swaying in the breeze...

Paul's personal green house

Fernando Coronado, Jerry Hollier, Joe Baldwin, Gary Smith

Randy and Cathy Smith, Rose Mary Head, Glenn Head.

Our next meeting will be in Harlingen on 16 Feb 2013 . Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd. Meeting summary by John Dillard. Web page by John Volk.

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