Seems Like Yesterday

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:54am
  • Life

50 years ago (1962)

Dave and Jeanette Brooks had purchased the Clallam Custom Cannery and Driftwood Gift Shop at Clallam Bay from another pair of former Everett residents, Glenn and Becky Corliss. The cannery specialized in custom canning or smoking salmon caught by fishermen.

Clarence Sievert, owner of Suburban Realty in Alderwood Manor, announced the appointment of Doris Overstreet to the sales staff of the organization. Overstreet, longtime resident of Mountlake Terrace, would specialize in South County residential sales.

25 years ago (1987)

While steering a forklift weighted with a shipment of generic syrup past shelves full of green beans, peanut butter, macaroni and disposable diapers at the Volunteers of America, Jerry Dinius said the place was so cluttered it was hard to move at times. Lack of space for the wealth of donations was a problem.

For years Andy Suzuki of Snohomish had exported furs to his native Japan. Now he was trying to sell textiles manufactured in Everett to the Japanese. In his factory robots were used to produce cloth gloves ranging from work gloves, to wool-like fashion gloves that could fit on any hand.

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

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