Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
West, who died last year, would go on to play one of TV's most iconic characters, Batman.
The three fans have been researching the history of the park tucked away in an eastside residential area.
So far, they have found no historical significance to the Menlo Park name.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Charlie Hall of Bainbridge Island was a student at the University Of San Francisco when he invented the waterbed. The mattress was full of water and thought to add significant comfort to one's sleep. The idea took off, but eventually fell out of favor. Hall thinks it is due to cheap knock offs. Hall says that for the 50th anniversary of his invention, he is coming out with a new improved version of the iconic bed.
Naomi Parker Fraley of Longview died Saturday. She has recently been recognized as the figure depicted during World War II as Rosie The Riveter. Rosie was the symbol of women doing what was then considered men's work to help America's war effort.
Monday, January 22, 2018
The historic Pittock Mansion was closed, but we were able to enjoy the view.
We visited Portland to watch a Trail Blazer game. It was the first NBA game that I had watched in person since the Sonics left town.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Spellman was King County's first executive, a position much like a mayor. He was the face behind building the Kingdome, which brought major league baseball and NFL football to Seattle.
Spellman was the last Republican that this state has elected.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Fans on social media are expressing their shock and sadness.
Sources say that Norton is the only player in NFL history to win 3 consecutive rings.
Nortons accomplishments as a player and a coach are quite impressive, however they are somewhat overshadowed by his father, the late Ken Norton, Sr, a boxer who beat Mohammed Ali.
Monday, January 15, 2018
The other headlining band was The Whispers. James "JJ" Walker, who starred in the 70s sitcom Good Times, was the host.
The performance was part of the OMG Heart And Soul Tour.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
You may not recgnize the face, but you would know the voice. James Walker played "JJ" in the 70s sit-com, Good Times.
Walker was contributing his stand up comedy prowess, hosting a concert at the Showare Center at Kent which featured the Stylistics and The Whispers.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
This brings back memories, Colin Cossell delivers a spot on impression of his grandfather, the late Howard Cossell.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
I arrived at the Maleng Center on time yesterday and reported to the jury room. We were presented with a number of forms to fill out. One was a "juror biography" where we wrote about ourselves, where we lived, where we were born, our education, etc. Upon completion, we go to a waiting area, not unlike a bus terminal. It was big, but not old nor unpleasant. There was a buzz through the room for a period of time until a film presentation came up on the screen. It basically outlined the process.
Afterwards, a judge came up to the room to outline the history of picking juries in the area. At one time, it was a 30 day obligation, then a two week, now if you are not picked on day one, you are released.
It was a sit and wait situation for another half hour. People in the room were on their smart phones and laptops. Some were reading paperback books. A woman came up to the front of the room to say that a judge needed 70 people for a jury pool for a particular case. One by one, names where read from 1 to 70. My name was not picked. Obviously from that 70, 12 jurors would be picked.
Those left in the room waited another couple hours to see if another case would need jurors. Most of the people were back on their smart phones and laptops. I became fascinated with a post on facebook on sayings people use but can't stand when right around noon, it was announced that there where no other cases that day and we were free to leave.
Monday, January 08, 2018
Henderson published an independent newspaper in Walla Walla known as the Blue Mountain Review many years ago. Although it would an unabashedly Conservative slant, it included an op-ed page from a strident Liberal.
Henderson later served as executive director of the Washington State Republican Party. He recently was involved in helping Maine Conservative Governor Paul Le Page win election in Maine.
Henderson's Father, Jim and Grandfather, Babe both served as golf pro's at Veteran's Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla.
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Van Dyke received 4 consecutive Emmy nominations for playing the dim witted assisted coach in the early 90s hit "Coach".
Van Dyke also guest starred in a number of 1960s comedy shows and had a bit part in The Dick Van Dyke show as Rob Petrie's brother.
Van Dyke was 86.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
Friday, January 05, 2018
Lee's connection to Walla Walla is his mom, the late Jan Curran, my Uncle Dave's daughter, who graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1955. UB writing Annie Charnley Eveland, who wrote the article on Goldberg, formed a long distance friendship with Curran, herself a newspaper feature writer.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
The Atlantics rocked the New Year's Eve party at Semiahmoo,
The resort is about 2 and a half hours north of Seattle. Balloons dropped from the ceiling at the stroke of midnight as we welcomed the New Year.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
CNN reporter Randi Kaye became a social media celeb when she was assigned to report from a legal recreational marijuana party in Denver on New Year's Eve.
Ironically, pot is legal in the "mile high city". Although Kaye was not shown consuming the drug, her exposure to it raised some eyebrows from critics and some viewers. Apparently, Kaye had done a report in an earlier assignment and was said to exhibit symptoms of a "contact high".