The Geezer Cookbook
By Dwayne Pritchett"Medicine Man"
Welcome to the Geezer Cookbook on-line.Whether you are just visiting, here to gather great Dutch-oven cooking recipes or just surfing the net, I wouldlike to extend a warm Geezer welcome to everyone!You may be asking yourself, what is a Geezer? Well thoughts of older folks, sitting around a porch and tellingstories of yesteryear comes to my mind, so if you have a moment, Ill spin a little tale of the Medicine Man and theGeezer's Cookbook.Dwayne Pritchett (aka by his OA vigil name, the 'Medicine Man'), was a father, a Scoutmaster, a husband anda man who loved spicy foods and Dutch oven cooking among other things in life. This passion led him to compilea collection of his favorite recipes on bits of paper, 3x5 cards, napkins and such. Over his Scouting years,whenever he would go on a camporee, summer camp, conclave or Scouting event he was always on the prowl forgood Dutch oven and great spicy recipes. So in Dwayne's eyes, a 'Geezer' was anyone that shared a penchantfor spicy cooking, one who truly loved the hot stuff, whooo-eeee!!Now as Dwayne sought to put the accumulated recipes into a format that others could enjoy, he found anelectronic medium to put them into and once he found this, his next quest was sharing these 350+ recipes withhis fellow Scouts & Scouters, so that they might enjoy and share his love of spicy cooking.I first met up with Dwayne on the Scout board on Prodigy in 1993. I had been posting some items under theheading "the final word", that were short items, inspirational in tone. Dwayne, enjoyed these and immediatelystarted up his own thread of longer inspirational messages, stories and Scoutmasters minutes under the headingof "the Medicine Man's minute" everyone on the BSA board on Prodigy loved these and he continued to postthese as time went on.Dwayne began to offer his compilation of recipes, to the Scouting fraternity, all he asked in return for his effortwas a council shoulder patch to keep track of all the different councils he was communicating with. The newsspread far and wide and Dwayne was kept busy, posting his 'minutes' and shipping discs with his GeezerCookbook on them to Scouters around the country.In April of 1995, Dwaynes' family posted a note on the BSA board on Prodigy, that Dwayne had beendiagnosed with a tumor on his esophagus and would be off-line for a time, due to chemo-therapy treatments hewould be taking, to try and rid him of the cancer. In august of 1995, I was informed that Dwayne had passedaway due to the cancer. His death came as a shock to all of us.As I never had a chance to say a proper good-bye to Dwayne and to thank him for his Cyber-friendship, Iresolved myself to continue to spread his recipes in the spirit of the medicine man. This on-line compilation, is theresult of that resolution. From the Medicine Man to you, in the Spirit of Friendship please enjoy this effort.Here's to you Medicine Man!Mark Michalski, firstname.lastname@example.org