Kenmore Voices

Inglewood Country Club

Inglewood Golf and Country Club we caddies didn't look like much in our hung out to dry jeans and t-shirts, but we were hired by some of Seattle's finest citizens--- the two dollar fee and dollar tip, made three. at first we were mules, shouldering a heavy load, or silent…
SuzanneG
March 20, 2020
Kenmore Voices

Sink, Sank, Sunk ?

One summer on Lake Washington at Kenmore, which is on the north end of the lake. I was with my friend from high school, Gary Jang. I enjoyed those lazy summer days water skiing the lake or up to the Sammamish Slough when the lake was choppy from the wind.…
SuzanneG
March 19, 2020
Kenmore Voices

Kenmore’s Busiest Intersection

Kenmore’s busiest intersection was less hectic in the good old days! The main intersection in downtown Kenmore, at 68th Ave. NE & Bothell Way, has seen many changes over the years. One of the earliest known enterprises was a dance hall, built by S.E. Hitsman, that opened in 1917. Only…
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Kenmore Voices

The Red Brick Road Through Kenmore

The Red Brick Road Through Kenmore Roads were primitive or nonexistent for early settlers in the Kenmore area. They relied heavily on the waterways and later the railroad to get from place to place. From the late 1800s, however, there always was a wagon road of sorts between Seattle and…
SuzanneG
January 22, 2019
Kenmore Voices

LOOKING BACK Helping make a difference

Jo Ann Evans, March 30, 2018 In 1976, my husband and I were searching for a home roomy enough to hold our restored 1924 theatre pipe organ. We found what we were looking for in Kenmore, just up the hill from the drive-in movie theatre. Can you believe we watched movies—silently with…
SuzanneG
March 30, 2018
Kenmore Voices

COMING OF AGE My dad, the Hotcake King

Gary Jang, March 26, 2018 Henry Jang, my dad, traveled by boat from China to the United States in 1925. We don’t know the circumstances, but we do know he was sponsored by a Chinese man in South Dakota. Dad’s name was Zhang, a common name in China. Entering the…
SuzanneG
March 26, 2018
Kenmore Voices

PUBLIC SAFETY Thank you, Deputy Zornes

David Maehren, March 26, 2018 Let’s look at some recent law-enforcement history through the 37-year career of Deputy Gary Zornes of the King County Sheriff’s Office. Gary’s career began in October, 1980. After graduating from the police academy, he was assigned to the North Precinct in Kenmore, serving unincorporated areas…
SuzanneG
March 26, 2018
Kenmore Voices

FASHION & FAMILIES Our clothing tells a story

Char Crawford, March 14, 2018 I love families, especially my own, and I love fashions. That’s why I’m thrilled to start writing a monthly blog that will deal with both subjects. I’ve discovered that honoring fashions of the past is not only fun and fascinating, but also fosters understanding of…
SuzanneG
March 14, 2018