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.