Women Making History: Pauline Northrup
Pauline Northrup certainly knows her place when she's at home.
For Northrup, 81, it's the kitchen. That's where the tantalizing smell of freshly baked cookies and other delicious treats routinely greets family, friends and visitors.
It's also the place where Northrup, a Pine Lake resident, definitely rules the roost.
"Pauline takes great pride in providing for her husband," said Chalace Boline, who nominated Northrup for the homemaking category. "Just don't ever expect her to let her husband Marlin in the kitchen to help because as Pauline says, 'I don't go into Marlin's garage and he doesn't come into my kitchen.'"
For Northrup, food is a way to reach out to the people she comes in contact with each day. She routinely volunteers at the Pine Lake Fire Department by keeping the building clean and maintained. She also prepares meals for the firefighters on a regular basis.
And when she's not at the "fire barn," as the locals call it, she can be found volunteering at the Hualapai Mountain Resort, helping employees or visiting with guests. Each Sunday, Northrup brings in a plate of freshly baked goodies for the staff to enjoy.
Last year, Northrup entered a variety of baked items in the Mohave County Fair and won three blue ribbons. She was especially proud to win a first-place ribbon for her traditional Greek dessert, baklava.
Northrup also takes pride in the landscape of her property. She and Marlin spend a lot of time maintaining and improving their yard.