Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1963)

Congressman Jack Westland of Everett had notified Dean M. Le May, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Le May of Granite Falls, that he was his principal appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Dean Le May had the highest grade in the Civil Service examination, according to Westland.

Mr. and Mrs. George Burman hoped to have 18 holes ready when they opened Putt-a-Way, a miniature golf course at 7th St. and Highway 99 N. They hoped to add another 18 holes later. The course was being installed on property the Burmans purchased from the Everett Improvement Co. Bill Muck handling the transaction.

25 years ago (1988)

The Elliot Bay Yachting Center at the north Everett Marina, 814 13th St., was looking for a few good boats. Their program offered boat buyers a way to justify the purchase of a new boat by reducing the cost of their boating fun by up to 80 percent.

The Olympic Hot Tub Company at the Nielsen Center, 121 S.E. Everett Mall Way, advertised that every spa benefit came in one package. Their claims included great looks, impressive performance in any locale and energy efficiency.

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

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