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Published: Monday, January 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

After 30 years with Washington Stove Works, Toy Dire had retired and was feted at a party. Dire had come here from Italy and raised a family of five girls and a boy. Earle Mackey, president of Washington Stove, said Dire was a fine citizen and excellent workman. Also on hand was Stanley Anderson of the foundry workers union.

Also retiring were a pair of veteran employees at the Everett post office. Orville Beck and Howard Douglas were honored at a retirement party at the Black Prince. Postmaster Sam Manus thanked them for their long and faithful service.

25 years ago (1988)

The Everett City Council unanimously approved the necessary rezoning and comprehensive plan amendment for developer Don Bocek's proposed Kenilworth Hills Office and Industrial Park. Located in southwest Everett, it would be at the northern tip of the city's high-technology business center.

The Foam Source sold foam animals, foam blocks, bean bag chairs and do-it-yourself supplies. A dinosaur chair was on sale for $139.99. The Foam Source was located at 19725 Highway 99 in Lynnwood.

By Jack O'Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library

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