Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ramsey Clark--Attorney General And Activist

 We learned last weekend of the death of former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark who was 93.  Clark was the last living cabinet member from the LBJ administration

Clark is one of the more polarizing figures in US History.  He took on unpopular causes and opposed war.  He offered to defend Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.   He was the son of Tom C Clark, a former Attorney General and an associate justice on the Supreme Court. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Patrick's Faire Host Pizza Food Truck

The Cascadia Pizza food truck visited the nearby Patrck's Faire neighborhood yesterday.  
Locating at the park, they sold wood fired pizza to nearby residents. 
These days, I always check to the left when coming down 244th Street to see if a food truck is working the area.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Food Truck Brings Desserts To Maple Valley

The Sugar+Spoon Food Truck was in Maple Valley yesterday at 22821 SE 239th. On a warm sunny  day, it was a welcome treat.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

A-Rod Buys Timberwolves

 Alex Rodriguez, who a while back, made news with his failed attempt to buy the New York Mets, seems to be on his way to owning an NBA team.  It has been announced that A-Rod and partner Marc Lore have finalized a deal to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves and it's WNBA counterpart, the Minnesota Lynx.  

The purchase has raised speculation of the team moving, Seattle has been hungry for an NBA team since the Sonics left in 2008.  I can't see that as A-Rod was loudly booed in Seattle after he left the Mariners to sign a huge contract with the Texas Rangers.  I don't think Seattle, on the other hand, will want to welcome him back.  After all, there has been recent talk about the NBA expanding, and my guess is that Seattle would much rather have a team through that avenue, rather than put another city through the heartache of losing it's team.  

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Burl Barer From Early 1970s


The Seattle Times archives are now available to subscribers, so since a few of my relatives have figured prominently in Seattle history, I was able to do a little bit of time travel.  
Many of these are difficult to read.  
Here is part of a feature on my cousin Burl, who worked the nightshift, at the time, for KOL.   The article does not transfer well, so I only took the headline and picture. 

Friday, April 09, 2021

Green Bay QB Rodgers Guest Hosts At Jeopardy

 Aaron Rodgers, probably a future Hall Of Famer quarterback with the Green Bay Packers, is finishing his first week as guest host of Jeopardy.  He is one of a series of guest host to take the reigns after the death of  the show's legendary host, Alex Trebek.  All of the guest hosts, starting with Ken Jennings, have done 2 week stints. 

Rodgers, who has indicated that he would like to be permanent host of the show, while still playing football, has generally been well received by viewers.  


Prince Phillip Dead At 99

 Prince Phillip, longest serving spouse to a British monarch, has died at 99.  Phillip, the Duke Of Edinburgh, was married to Queen Elizabeth, who has served in that role  my entire life.  She actually became queen in 1952, while my mother was in high school.  That was 5 years before I was born. 

I saw the prince in the early 80s in a motorcade during a visit to Seattle. 

Phillip is survived by the Queen, four children, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Seattle Times Archive Of Uncle's Run For State Legislature


My Uncle Arny ran for state legislature in 1964 in Seattle's 46th district, a campaign that I had mentioned in previous posts.  Here is something that I found in the Seattle Times archives, which I discovered today.