Seems Like Yesterday

  • Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 12:34pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

College students and young marrieds from the area were getting together at the annual Yule Party held at Everett Elks Club. Among those here for Thanksgiving vacation were Michele Eberle, Everett Junior College; Nancy Larson, Washington State; Mark Schlosser, Seattle University; and Tom Eckstrom, University of Oregon.

Tingstad’s Everett’s oldest radio, television and appliance store, had four full pages of color advertisements. Among the items for sale was The Fraser, a New Mark 8 Color Chassis television by RCA Victor. It was $495 (nearly $3,800 in today’s dollars) with your old set in operating condition.

25 years ago (1987)

Jimmy Z, the food and drink place at 1712 Hewitt Ave. in Everett, advertised a Thanksgiving dinner for just $6.95. It included ham or turkey, homemade mashed potatoes, fresh baked rolls, fresh vegetables, sweet potatoes, cranberries, tossed salad, and pumpkin or mincemeat pie.

“Say Merry Christmas With A Smile,” advertised the Sears portrait studio. It was a last time offer available for Christmas delivery. The cost of a group of prints was $19.95. No appointment was necessary and the offer was good through Dec. 5.

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