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Fashion Week in Washington State 1956

Fashion Week 1956

Fashion Week 1956

Here I am with our neighbor Patty Jones as we sport our latest fashions right out of Patty’s suitcase. As you can see, the suitcase is also of vintage age as was the falling-down old chicken coop behind our house on Dennis Street in Tumwater, Washington.

I don’t know what ever happened to Patty Jones. Maybe she moved away, there’s just no way of knowing. She was obviously older than me. She must have been desperate for someone to play with to have come over to our house. Maybe it was someone my brother went to school with. When she came over we would do unbelievably ‘wild’ things like crawl the depth under the chicken coop and come up inside. I don’t know who had that idea, but of course I was thrilled to be in on it. Never did I consider running into spiders or that I was crawling through old chicken poop. Ack!

Eventually, the chicken coop was torn down and probably became a bonfire and another source of entertainment. Having said all that, I’m glad my mom let us just be kids and take chances. Tetanus shots, what are those?

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Tumwater High School 50 Year Reunion 2011

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An all years Tumwater High School (WA) reunion is coming up soon for all alumni. Here’s a copy of the email I received today from Kim Marquette. Please download the fact sheet at the end of this article.

THS 50th Celebration Reminder

Please mark your calendar for the 50th Celebration of Tumwater High School…We have many fun activities planned for 3 days of celebration, September 16-18, 2011 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Please see the attached flyer regarding planned activities.  If you are interested in the 5K run or the golf tournament please get registered ASAP.

If you are interested in purchasing 50th merchandise please go to the THS website and follow the link to Winning Seasons.  We also have merchandise available in the ASB office here at Tumwater.

We hope to see you there!  Please forward this email to all your alumni friends.

For any questions please feel free to contact me at the number below.

Kim Marquette

Tumwater High School

Athletic/Administrative Secretary

700 Israel Road SW

Tumwater, WA 98501

360.709.7601

360.709.7602 fax

 

THS 50th Fact Sheet (PDF file)

You Know You Are From Tumwater, WA If…

Please Come Join This New Tumwater Group On Facebook

I’ve created a new group on Facebook for those of us who grew up in Tumwater, Washington.  The name of it is You Know You’re From Tumwater, WA If… and it’s an open group. I was born in the 50’s when Tumwater was still a popular stop on the Old 99 Highway so I remember some of the old businesses and a few of the people around town.

My Background

My brother Dave and I grew up on Dennis Street where we seemed to have the run of the area for miles around once we both got bikes. We both went to Tumwater schools from K-12 so we also remember quite a few of the kids we went to school with too.  I went to Michael T. Simmons grade school for the first grade (Mrs. Dalrymple) and then for all the other elementary years I went to Peter G. Schmidt grade school located on Old 99 and East Dennis Street. For junior high it was back to M. T. Simmons for two years and then Tumwater High School (within walking distance for me) for the next four years.

Anyway, if you remember anything about living in Tumwater how about joining the group and sharing your memories with us?

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