Seems Like Yesterday

  • Tue Jul 17th, 2012 5:45pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

A member of the Century 21 Flight who enlisted here last month was Richard L. Hyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hyde, 10216 Holly Dr., who was undergoing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A 1962 Everett High School graduate, he was employed at House of Values when he enlisted.

Del’s Nursery Cafe was reopened. Located 1½ miles north of Marysville on Highway 99, it was open everyday but Sunday. The cafe featured hot cakes with real butter, tasty lunches, hearty soups, jump burgers, fish and chips, prawns and fried chicken, all to go or eat inside. The service was friendly and efficient.

25 years ago (1987)

A federal agency approved another $5.5 million over the next five years to provide housing subsidies in Snohomish and Kitsap counties for USS Nimitz sailors and their families. Pete Grodt of the Snohomish County Housing Program said the support for 200 families was a significant increase over the previous 79 recipients.

Martell Summer got ready to twirl her plane’s propeller while her mechanic, Rollie Hanna, sat in the pilot’s seat. Her mustard-yellow 1931 Student Prince was part of a “fly-by” at the Arlington Airport.

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