Seems Like Yesterday

  • Tue Aug 28th, 2012 2:46pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Lois Gayle Richards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Richards of 3731 Federal Ave., had completed 10 weeks of basic training at Recruit Training — Women, U.S. Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Md., and was graduated during a military review.

Herald newspaper carrier John Holgate, Rt. 5 Box 611, placed fourth nationally in the 1962 Name Frame “Why I want to Go to College” contest sponsored by Western Tablet and Stationery Corp. His essay pertaining to a career in architecture won him a Gruen wristwatch. He was a sophomore at Cascade High School.

25 years ago (1987)

John Olson was busy senior volunteer helping to place numbers on buildings at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Overseeing ticket booth operations from his bicycle was Elmer Anderson, beginning his 29th year with the fair as a former board member and volunteer.

Robert R. Larson, of Camano Island, was a member of the committee that organized a national reunion of former World War II Aleutian Navy fliers held at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station at Oak Harbor.

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