Tag Archives: chickens

Rossi, JoAnn (Smith)

January 26, 2009; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan

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Cheri Ryan, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: It’s January 26th, 2009. I’m Cheri Ryan at the Alderwood Manor Heritage cottage in Lynnwood, Washington, and I’m doing an oral interview with—

JoAnn Rossi: JoAnn Rossi, and my maiden name is Smith.

CR: And JoAnn, can you give me your birth date, and tell me how old you are and your address, please?

JR: I was born in July—July 3rd of 1933. I’m 75 years old—young. [laughs] And my address is Continue reading


Chicken Farming—The Way It Really Was—REALLY!

by Ray Pennock, June 1999

So you have all studied history and know all there is to know about the history of the chicken farms and early Alderwood Manor!  Certainly the number of chicken houses that were built, the thousands of baby chicks and their incubators are well documented.  The millions of nourishing eggs that were produced is also legendary.  And the fryers—well, no picnic could possibly be called a success without three or four ladies bringing delicious servings of fried chicken.  End of story? Continue reading


Boyle, Brian

May 24, 2009; interviewed by Sandy (Forsgren) Konikson

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Sandra Konikson, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association: This is Sandra Forsgren Konikson with the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association and I’m doing an oral interview with—

Brian Boyle: Brian E. Boyle.

SK: And Brian, when were you born?

BB: Born the 30th of October, 1918.

SK: And what is your age now?

BB: My age is 90.

SK: Okay. And you were born when—where? Continue reading


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


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