Seems Like Yesterday

  • Fri Jan 20th, 2012 2:04pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Seldom in recent years did Snohomish County get enough consecutive days of cold weather to freeze outdoor waters and permit ice skating. But this weekend found it different and drew people to areas where the water was not too deep. One popular place was on Homeacres Road just past Jackknife Bridge.

Esther Ann White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell White, 1305 Grand Ave., was two years old today. Her grandmothers were Maude A. Dustin of Everett and the late Esther Subke.

25 years ago (1987)

It was the Whidbey Island Special of the J&GS Railroad, all set to depart for nowhere. The letters stood for Jim and Gretchen Shaffer, who had moved and completely refurbished an old Burlington Northern caboose at Mutiny Bay. Jim, owner of Shaffer Crane Co., had a love of old cabooses and had saved this one from the scrap pile.

A Herald opinion article said Everett couldn’t afford to let Ken and Francine Zmuda’s offer to move their Museum of Sea and Ships from Seattle to Everett. The editorial urged the historical and maritime communities in the Everett area as well as Everett merchants to support the project enthusiastically.

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