Seems Like Yesterday

  • Mon Jun 11th, 2012 6:02pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Vera Backstrom, a well known local artist and instructor, was offering classes in the Hamilton method of sketching at the Everett YMCA beginning next week. She demonstrated the method to Dick Wiese and Nancy Wynne. Both youth and adults were encouraged to enroll in the classes.

Connie Leslie was retiring at the end of the month from her position as payroll clerk of Edmonds School District 15. She took the job in 1952 and in just 10 years she had seen the annual payroll of the district grow from $325,000 to nearly $5 million.

25 years ago (1987)

Everett Chiropractic Clinic at 3411 Colby Ave. announced the association of W.H. Lucas Jr., D.C. Other chiropractors at the clinic were his father, W.H. Lucas Sr., Robert Martinson, Stephen Welly and Gerald Welly.

The Tanaka weed trimmer/brush cutter could now be purchased for $129.95. The Jungle Tamer was available at Klein Honda on Evergreen Way, Millbrook Equipment on Broadway, Summer’s Garden Center on Hwy 99, Co-Op Supply in Marysville, and Evergreen Mowers in Lynnwood.

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