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Nelson, Mildred (Hudson)

July 30, 2007; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan

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Cheri Ryan, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: It’s July 30, 2007, at the Alderwood Manor Heritage cottage in Lynnwood, Washington. This is Cheri Ryan, and I’m doing an interview with—

Mildred Nelson: Mildred Louise Hudson Nelson.

CR: Hudson’s your maiden name.

MN: Yes.

CR: And I can call you Millie?

MN: That’s right. Continue reading


Tjerandsen, Ivy (Kingsley)

August 22, 2006; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan

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Cheri Ryan, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: It’s August 22, 2006. This is Cheri Ryan, and I am interviewing—

Ivy Tjerandsen: Ivy Tjerandsen.

CR: And your maiden name?

IT: Kingsley.

CR: Kingsley. And Ivy, do you mind telling me when and where you were born? Continue reading


Arnold, Betty (Bailey)

August 22, 2007; interviewed by JoAnn Rossi

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JoAnn Rossi: [tape begins mid-sentence] […inter]view of Betty Bailey Arnold, who is a long-time member of the Alderwood community. I’m going to ask you some questions now, Betty. Here goes.

Give me your full name and your age, if you don’t mind, and your address.

Betty Arnold: Well, my name is Betty Bailey Arnold—Betty Anne Bailey Arnold. I was born in 1919 in Seattle. My parents’ name was [sic] John and Marie Bailey. We moved to Alderwood Manor in 1927. Continue reading


Juhola, Leo

July 31, 2007; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan

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Cheri Ryan, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: It’s July 31, 2007. This is Cheri Ryan at the Alderwood Manor Heritage cottage in Lynnwood, Washington, doing an oral interview with—

Leo Juhola: Leo Juhola. And I was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 1923, and we moved to Alderwood in 1935. And I entered the Alderwood Grade School for grades 7 and 8, and then had this pleasure of going down to Edmonds High School in 1941. Continue reading


Keeler, Shirley (Echelbarger)

October 11, 2005; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan

Cheri Ryan, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: This is an oral interview with Shirley Keeler on October 11th, 2005, interviewed by Cheri Ryan.

Cheri Ryan: Shirley, can you please give me your, um, full first name with your maiden name, and when and where you were born?

Shirley Keeler: Shirley Grace Echelbarger Keeler, and I was born in Dupree, South Dakota, in 1921. Continue reading


Alderwood Manor Business Memories

By Halide Lobdell Patterson

Directly across the street from Alderwood Grade School (location across from the Lynnwood Convention Center on 196th in Lynnwood) lived George Romano, who had a shoe repair shop.  In the 30’s I think most kids like me, with rapidly growing feet, had one pair of shoes at a time.  So when my leather soles wore out, I would go across the street after school and sit in Mr. Romano’s shop for whatever time it took for him to put on new soles.

Both Mother and I patronized the “Beauty Shop” once it was started Continue reading


Patterson, Halide (Lobdell)

May 26, 2010; interviewed by JoAnn Rossi

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JoAnn Rossi: My name is JoAnn Rossi; I’m a member of the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association, and today’s date is May 26th, 2010. I’m here at the Alderwood Manor Heritage cottage in Alderwood Manor, also known as Lynnwood, Washington. I’m going to be interviewing today a lady who’s been in Alderwood—lived in Alderwood Manor for many, many years. And your name is—

Halide Patterson: Halide Lobdell Patterson.

JR: And your age?

HP: I’m 87. Continue reading


Alderwood Manor News Clippings, Volume XXI, Issue 2 – June 2012

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Download the PDF newsletter here.

Included in this issue:

“The industry, and energy of the Little Landers is no better evidenced than in the new business venture of P. Wigen,” from the 1922 Spring Edition of the Alderwood Manor Countryside newspaper

“A Conversation with Betty Arnold”

“Does Anyone Know…” about the Gatjens House and an Edmonds School District photograph from the Farm Fair in 1965.