Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Edwin Parker, Marysville author, was guest speaker at the monthly dinner of the Snohomish-Island County School Library Association, held last evening at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Parker told the gathering of more than 40 members and guest of the 10-year project of writing his recently-published book, “Timber” which dealt with the Everett labor massacre of 1916.

“It’ll be a ball,” was the promise of three planners of the Junior-Senior Ball Marysville High School would stage in the school cafetorium March 16 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Planning the Midnight in Athens event were Marsha Holmes, Carole Fitch and Steve Lightner.

25 years ago (1988)

Christy Jones, 11, and John Kloss, 10, put a little ingenuity together to create a Sunday afternoon tetherball. They tied a plastic milk jug to a piece of rope and hung it on the nearby street and stop sign at Grand Ave. and 42nd St.

Sample Sale was back featuring spring fashions on children’s clothing. Brands carried included Carter’s, Doespun, The Eagles Eye, Alexis, Le-Roi, Bull Frog and Healthtex. The sale was one day only, March 9, at the Everett Holiday Inn.

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

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