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—
Sandra Konikson: Sandra Forsgren Konikson.
CR: And I can call you Sandy?
SK: Yes, please.
CR: And Sandy, if you could give me your age and address.
SK: I am 69 and I live at [edited for web publication].
CR: And where—when were you born?
CR: And where?
SK: In Swedish Hospital in Seattle.
CR: And have you lived your whole life in Alderwood Manor?
SK: My whole life.
CR: And so, tell me about your family, about your parents. When did they come to Alderwood Manor? Continue reading →
December 2, 2009; interviewed by Cheri (Stadler) Ryan
Cheri Ryan (Alderwood Manor Heritage Association): It’s December 2nd, 2009, this is Cheri Ryan at the Alderwood Manor Heritage Association cottage in Lynnwood, Washington, and today I’m interviewing brothers Gary and Hugh Lee, and Gary, if you could introduce yourself first— Continue reading →
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 →