Shame on Your Mom! Just joking, but as kids, we rarely understand that one. By my computer is a picture of a three year old looking into a booth camera swinting her eyes: that's me at the 62 fair! I still have the sippy cup with the ducky in the bottom. Last time I was in Seattle (2001) the steam bath sign was still up...but I am sure no one remembers what it was for gents--a way to get clean and socialize without sex.
Kirkland back in the 1930's had a movie theater downtown, on the corner of state and main running towards Houghton (which was another swallowed up township)that ran all the talkies and silent movies, but most important of all was the ship yard (now swallowed up--and part of Carrilian--or however they are spelling it, I know it is a derrivation of somthing) but in the 1970's they had converted it into the Seahawk's practice field.
Yes, you could run outside--heck we walked to and from school without parents: 2 miles. The exodus from the avenues to Norkirk elementry school, which was torn down in the 1980's to make a JR high school, after the 1973 fire (started by a kiln explosion) in the old highschool just up from downtown with those famed rolling hills on first Avenue running to Waverly Beach.
The kids all cheered--that place was so old, my mother attended when SHE was in High school there some 40 years earlier than I to give an Idea.
Anyone remember the Local TV character that could only be found in Seattle? Stan and his dog (basset hound) Barney, who played the accordian? Or JP Patches? Or Breakman Bill on channel 13? Wanda Wanda the Witch? I know that each area around the nation and early TV had color that we don't see today, but how many areas could boast of a Scandanavian Accordian player and a basset hound as being part of an important star of a large town? LOL! Well off to the market...
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