Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wed Aug 13th, 2014 10:13am
  • News

50 years ago (1964)

Del Russell Jr., assistant treasurer at Tyee Mortgage Co., recently returned from Stanford University where he attended a mortgage banking program. Stephen Saunders, Tyee president, said that Russell’s attendance at the school was in keeping with the company’s policy of encouraging continuing education.

Fifty-two years and a bushel of memories were crammed into a never-to-be-forgotten weekend this summer for twins Ralph and Rosie Kensel of Route 4, Snohomish, when they returned to visit for the first time the Eastern Washington farm where they lived when they were 12.

25 years ago (1989)

Every color in the rainbow except blue could be seen at the Snohomish County Dahlia Society’s 80th annual show in Everett. Gordon Leroux was working to create the elusive flower in his Lowell garden where nearly 30,000 dahlias grew. Jeannie Leroux was chairing the Forest Park event.

Three Earth First! members remained perched about 65 feet above the ground in 300-year-old-trees this morning to protest logging and road building about 15 miles east of Darrington. The protesters were thought to have scaled the trees and constructed wooden platforms, according to Ron DeHart of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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