Seems like yesterday

50 years ago (1964)

Perry Wiggum, instructor-trainer of the Red Cross Chapter House in Everett, had enlarged the corps of first aid instructors. They joined a corps of 80 making the training available. It was an intensive 15-hour course.

Demonstrating her skill, Lorraine Henley, senior and new president of the Marysville High School Beauticians Club, proved she knew hair styling technique on her club adviser, Sharon Engstrom. Other officers of the club made up of girls interested in futures in beauty work were Judy Gonhue, Patsy Decker, Trudy Sanner and Jeanne Lindell.

25 years ago (1989)

Volunteer Delia Olsen watched as people arrived to pick up food for the Thanksgiving holiday. Ruth Mathews bagged sweets, cranberries and rolls. Outside scores were lined up awaiting their turns, visions of the holiday meal whetting their appetites. It was mostly a cheerful group.

Not all county newcomers were from California. They also were coming from places like Moses Lake, Eugene, Oregon, and Houston. There was even a trickle from Japan, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. Snohomish County was the 26th fastest growing county in the nation. King County was eighth.

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

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