Friday, August 17, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Schrier had volunteers door bell across the district and made phone calls. I was impressed by the volunteer who stopped by our house not long before I filled out my ballot. I was called earlier in the year by Schrier herself.
Schrier will face Dino Rossi, who represented the 5LD in the State Senate, but has failed 3 times to be elected to hire office.
Washington's 8th CD is the only one of 10 in this state that has never been represented by a Democrat.
Monday, August 13, 2018
One day in my English class, someone said that Todd was in a plane crash and nearly dead. In the middle of the night, Todd and a friend snuck into Martin Field, a small airport in College Place. Apparently, thinking that he had seen enough of his father flying and perhaps, having worked controls under his supervision, he thought he could fly to California. Todd took what I had heard was a brand new airplane and with his buddy, had started the engine and had begun to take off. How he would navigate the plane to it's proposed destination was probably not considered. Nor was the fact that he would probably face police and an angry father.
Apparently the plane hit a tree, crashed and burst into flames. The two boys were rescued and were sent to the Shriner's Hospital in Spokane to recover from burns.
Todd would die from his injuries, the other boy, I would later hear, would survive. It was the first time a schoolmate would die and it was a very devastating experience.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Monday, August 06, 2018
Cal Phipps was unhurt when his U1918 Oberto Beef Jerky hydroplane flipped and landed right side up during this year's Albert Lee Appliance Cup Seafair race.
Easily old enough to be the grandfather of most of the other inductees, 82 year old Jerry Kramer ends his long wait to be inducted to his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. Kramer played guard for the Green Bay Packers from 1958-1968, on a team that won 5 NFL titles. His Packers also won the first two Super Bowls.
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Thursday, August 02, 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Showing that he had aged like all of us, I was watching CBS Morning News, where one of the most beloved actor of our generation, Alan Alda, revealed his diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease.
Alda showed the quick wit and upbeat attitude that viewers know when talking about his diagnognosis.
Monday, July 30, 2018
I couldn't find our party, but saw folks I know in this video of Air Supply going out in the crowd in their concert at Snoqualmie Casino in early July.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
It was exciting watching this band hit the big time. A band from here is in the Northwest, that broke barriers and put on a show that was entertaining and personable, lead singer Ann Wilson had an uncanny ability to make every member of the audience feel like she was singing directly to them.
Here is their well deserved induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, from 2013.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Even though we're less than 300 miles away from my hometown of Walla Walla, it's great to see a branch of Banner Bank. Banner was originally First Federal Savings And Loan of Walla Walla. I had my first savings account there.
This was taken at the Kirkland branch, right next to the Heathman, where Deb and I stay last Thursday for my birthday.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
A couple of weeks ago, KING 5 came to Maple Valley to do it's "Beyond The Studio" feature. In this segment, they interviewed local singing sensation Benicio Bryant who has previously been featured in this blog.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Like Jim Thacker, Bennett proved to be a very smart hire, staying at the school for many years until moving on to coach at Whitworth in Spokane.
The Bennetts moved a few blocks away from us, and remember dropping with some mail for them that was delivered to our house by mistake.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Cousin Lee Goldberg was has been at a writer's conference in New York where he met with a popular WABC 7 TV weatherman, also named Lee Goldberg. The TV Lee Goldberg read from the writer Lee Goldberg's book. Maybe the next time, the writer Lee can do the New York weather.
Karp had been a head coach of both basketball and baseball at Colville. He was also a star baseball player at WSU.
In addition to his coaching duties, Karp was also the speech teacher. I was in his 2nd period speech class. He was unique in that he had longer hair than most of the other male teachers and never wore a tie. Instead, he wore pullover shirts. Kind of a laid back look that was popular in that era.
I remember that every speech in his class got 2 grades, one from him and one from the combined total of classmate's evaluation. I remember him as a very tight grader. One student did a demonstration speech of rolling a cigarette using oregano, that his considered funny then, it may not fly today.
Being that I was a senior that year, I don't know how successful Karp was with the Wa-Hi teams or how long he stayed at the school
Monday, July 16, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
This inspired another petition by supporters of the program and coaches to continue as it is
Before my Senior year, in the fall of 1975 (I was class of '76), three new head coaches and one assistant coach were hired. All from other Washington cities.
We will present more on this topic soon.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Another well done report from Monday, if this segment, Mimi and Jake interview the city manager about things to do in our town. I may post a couple more.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Monday, July 09, 2018
Sunday, July 08, 2018
Saturday, July 07, 2018
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Monday, July 02, 2018
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
It's a little out of the way, but on the way to Walla Walla, we stopped by Palouse Falls, it is between the towns of Washtucna and Starbuck.
It is the first time that I had visited the falls in probably 40 years and could really appreciate it's beauty.
Palouse Falls is at the confluence of the Palouse and Snake Rivers.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
One of the most tragic events in WSU Cougar history was the suicide of promising quarterback Tyler Hilinski. In this Today Show interview, Tyler's parents reveal what may have brought it on.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
Levine, perhaps TV's best comedy writer, has had a new blog post every day for the last 12 or 13 years. His weekly podcast, started a little over a year ago.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
That very summer, Jackson spoke at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla at the city's 4th Of July celebration. It was a big find for the small town on the nation's bicentennial.
Jackson's most memorable quote was that his campaign was "a remarkable bicentennial tour of the United States--until I hit Pennsylvania" the self-deprecating, good natured reference to what may have been the darkest day of his career drew laughter for the crowd.
I was in the crowd with my family to watch the speech.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Another great video of Brandi performing at Tahoma High School earlier this month with young home grown talent.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
In a political party split on various issues, one thing everyone could agree on was that Al was a party treasure. He took the picture at the top of me during a State Committee meeting in Lynnwood.
By trade, he was a cabinet maker. Al Garman had been battling cancer for years.