This Month in Edmonds History: Winter Happenings, circa 1923

Winter scenes near Halls Lake area, circa 1925.

dec_image_1My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of December, with winter fast approaching, we’ll revisit the week of Dec. 21,1923.

The social and personal happenings of those in Edmonds were also accompanied by many holiday sales at the time, as can be seen below:

The Yost Auto company this week delivered a Ford coupe to Robt. Larson of Richmond Beach.

School will close this (Friday) afternoon for the Christmas vacation, and will reopen on Wednesday morning, January 2nd.

Christmas trimmings, Tags, Seals, Wrapping Paper, Toys, Greeting Cards, Handkerchiefs, Ties, etc., at the Modiste Shop.

At the suggestion of Miss Fowler, a full line of new toilet articles have been placed for your convenience at Heath’s Beauty Shop.

For 75 cents, we will wash eleven pounds, iron the flat, and dry without starch, the garments. Seven cents per pound. Phone 142. Edmonds Laundry.

Announcement—I wish to announce that I will do marceling, bob curling and manicuring, by appointment, either at your home or my place. Phone 6412. Mrs. Lillian Bartlett.

The sure-shine silver polishing cloths which arrived too late for the M.E. Bazaar are here and anyone wishing some can get them at Mrs. M.C. Engels’ home, 3rd St. Price 25 cents each.

Among the Edmondites who attended the Civic Club Bazaar at Seattle Heights, were, Mrs. And Mrs. A.A. Campbell and daughter, Hope, Mrs. C.L. Weister, Mrs. Geo. Gillette and Marie Oake.

James Merritt, son of Mrs. and C.A. Merritt of So. Edmonds returned from the hospital at Seattle Sunday, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis on December 3. The little fellow is improving nicely.

A party of young folks from here attended a turkey shoot Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Yost at Arlington. Those going were: Miss Lillie Astell, Margaret Ritenour, Fern Rittenhouse, Fred Bacon, Jimmie Astell, Bud Jones, George Pence, Alton Arrowood, Bill Brackett, Claud Savage, Louis Soukup, Harold Bartlett, Leland Reece, E.E. Doty, Bill Doty, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Doty, Mrs. Hagberg, Mrs. And Mrs. Sam Yost and family.

Arrangements have been made that anyone wishing extra milk during the Holidays, can get it of Roberts Dairy wagon, or Phone 5224.

Cal says, his wife is certainly pleased with the service, prices and goods of Harry Keeton’s Market, and never again will buy anything downtown that can be had here in Edmonds. She qualifies as a Booster and fully realizes that if we will all patronize our home merchants, Harry will require another meat-cutter, who with his family would require another home with Sash, Door and Millwork from the Edmonds Manufacturing Co.

  1. I am beginning to know some of these folks of our Edmonds history from volunteering at the Edmonds Museum. We can always use more volunteers for as little as 3 hours a month. just give a call and talk to Caitlyn or Tarin the director. You wont regret having access to historical information about your town.

  2. My father was Claude Savage & I knew many of the other people mentioned. Louis Soukup was a good friend of my father.

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