Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Husband and wife team, Ed and Helen Parker, had art work on display at First Federal Gallery at Colby and Everett avenues. He painted and she sculpted. They made their home and studio at Timber Top overlooking Kellogg Marsh in Marysville.

Bev Kueffler, Pat Bickel and Bonnie Kalb were dressed in Japanese costume anticipating the “Oriental Paradise” to be held in the St. Mary Magdalen parish hall. Members of the parish Catholic Youth Organization were hosting the event that would include dinner, entertainment and the presentation of awards.

25 years ago (1988)

Whaler’s Fish &Chips was now open on the Everett waterfront. The restaurant featured tasty fish and chips made with Alaskan true cod lightly battered and breaded.

A blaze had closed down the Trafton Grocery Store for about two weeks. The electrical fire started in a utility closet that served both the historic store and an adjacent apartment. Owner Carl Gott said that it was caused by an old cord. He didn’t have an estimate of the damages.

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

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