50 years ago (1955)
Live teddy bears (Diane Enger and Karen Hill) were brushing up on their dancing steps for the six little dolls who would sing in the “Santa’s Workshop” program to be given at Washington School. The dolls dressed for rehearsal were Mary Beth Webb, Mary Anderson, Betty Davis, Sandy McNiven, Walene Riggs and Nancy Seim.
25 years ago (1980)
Thousands of workers watched as the 500th Boeing 747 rolled out of the Everett plant. Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. President Mal Stamper briefly reviewed the history of the jet and the facility. The 747 was painted white and blue for SAS.
The Herald wrote an editorial about the senseless murder of former Beatle John Lennon. His death caused us to realize the tremendous impact on world music stimulated by the British singing group.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library