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LUMMI ISLAND NEWS LETTER

December 1967

Next Meeting ‑ Wednesday, December 13, 1967 Grange Hall

Pot Luck Dinner 6:30 ‑ 7:30

Business Meeting 8:00

Civic Club at Mrs. Gilfilen’s ‑ December 14

PTA Wednesday Evening December 15

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Due to X’mas falling on X’mas day and other extraordinary happenings, the December meeting will be hold on the second Wednesday of the month instead of the fourth Wednesday, (Note: To all you skip readers please read above statement again)!!

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The Island planning group, some 25 strong, is busily (I trust) engaged in developing the design for the future in accordance with the County Planning Commission s request for an expression of desires by the Island residents. The recommendations of this group will ultimately affect everyone and it is most necessary that there be a general consensus of its work. The active members welcome anyone’s assistance or participation. A tour of the more remote areas of the Island is scheduled for early January in order for the members to better familiarize themselves with the actual terrain of some of the areas in question. Various study groups have been doing considerable research in the mechanics, social implications and economics of comprehensive planning and are developing a strong sense of responsibility and teamwork in trying to reach their conclusions.

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The annual committee for the preservation of things worldly ‑ come New Year’s Eve ‑ is busy plotting unanimity of purpose amongst prospective celebrants in order to have the hallucination of felicitous bliss and joyful rapture reign supreme ‑(Hope they are planning on having a good time ‑ too!??!). Understand the general theme of the “shoshul pfungshun” is to be based upon the possibility of an occasional ethereal libation being engaged in by the assorted revelers ‑ I think!?!

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Understand the Ferndale High School kids showed rare judgment when they picked their Homecoming King and Queen recently for they chose Tommy Miller and Patty Murray ‑ both from the Island ‑ it’s about time, too, for when it comes to charming swains and beautiful dolls ‑ we got an abundant supply hereabouts ‑ just look in any mirror.

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A new Boy Scout Troop has been organized on the island with Don Essex and Bill Hawley as Troop Leaders. Charter members are Jeffrey Stout, Danny Miller, Gary McDonald, Rick Hawley and Billy Murray. Intensified activity will no doubt wait until after the first of the year. The Cub Scout Pack, however, has been real active with several receiving awards already and they also have other projects they are working on,,

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J’a ever hear of a Fuller Brush Saleswoman? Wall we got us one on the island yet ‑‑ Irene McFarland ‑ no less. She is rather hesitant about house calls however due to Ray’s list of brush salesman’s Jokes (?). Aw: come on Irene! Circulate – – give us your pitch. We’re all pure as a lily y’know.

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The foul mystery of the absconded garbage can from the Grange Hall was solved t’other day by Gus Johnson’s attempt at running down a non-heliotrope like scent in the back of his car. Seems as how he forgot to empty it last month after the meeting – anybody for airwick?

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Seems as how the Island electorate needs a better information bureau regarding political aspirants and issues than was evident at the recent election. A lot of us wore surprised at the issues etc, presented on the ballots of which we had not been informed.

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In memoriam we wish to say that the recent and sudden passing of Ely Austin closes another interesting chapter on the historical continuity of the Island. His was a life of many dimensions and a perceptive quality of understanding that few attain. We all shall miss him.

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Those unfortunate individuals under the care of various medical facilities include Andy Brown’s wife undergoing surgery in local hospital; Gladys Granger who is valiantly striving to overcome her serious affliction; Carl Otto recuperating at his home; and Bill Newman recovering his equilibrium and dignity after a recent auto accident.

Bill Hawley’s voice box and anatomical connections therewith have gone the “fritz” and he has been subjected to intense medication designed to enable him to once again manipulate the mechanics of food intake and voice outbreak ‑ anybody got a cough drop?; Les Shanahan has decided not to switch ‑ what with a black eye and all – only trouble he doesn’t know from what to what as he apparently has no human frailties or vices, animal perhaps, but not human !!!

Jack Miller has a cast on his hand and a well rehearsed story about how it came about ‑ can’t help but be wondering tho! Wot n’heck is a fellow doing cuttin’ grass in the middle of the winter?.??,

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Heard that man about town (any town) Richard Tuttle acquired a tax exemption and the glimpse we got of “her” leads us to concur in his choice ‑ she is real cute. Come to think of it, he was kinda cute too!!

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The local Fire Auxiliary held their annual “formal” at the Peterson’s chalet which is nested in a sylvan grove on the main boulevard here on the Island. Understand a string trio or something played during the “5th” course ‑ don’t know what the score was tho.

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Understand that most eligible, of all eligible, bachelors ‑ Rick Johnson, has succumbed to the wiles of femininity and has agreed to indulge in certain rituals the 16th of December which automatically subjugate the individual in favor of a co-partnership. Occasionally we are in favor of such a merger and this is one of the instances in which we are.

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Some of the fellers enjoying the benefits of Uncle’s Armed Services will be home for the holidays but the following, due to other commitments, will presumably remain at their respective posts: Sid McFarland and Charles Baker in Vietnam; Bert Ecker and his wife Sharon in Iran; Sgt. Terry Peterson in San Francisco; Mike Ellingboe and his wife Marcia in Virginia; and Dennis Beaman now out of the service and in an IBM School at Long Beach, California.

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There appears to be a growing concern that these letters are being sent to some persons not particularly interested in the Island activities as they apparently have not cared to contribute to the cost of publication and should be removed from the mailing list. Therefore in order to establish a more accurate list for ’68,we are asking all you people who wish to continue on our active list make your wishes known as soon as possible either in person or by filling out and returning the attached subscription notice.

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FOR SALE: 51 Kaiser, four‑door, ultra deluxe ‘ model (no less) good mechanical condition except fuel pump $25.00

Spark Oil Heater, perfect condition, pipe and tubing $15.00

758‑2446, Sharon Lipscomb

Updated: 2020/11/24 @ 8:26 pm Alan Krum

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