Reunion for Stevens and Washington

Hurray for Southsiders! We’re coming together again for the Stevens and Washington schools reunion. A time to catch up, a time to tell stories and a time to remember our beginnings.

Everybody is welcome. There will be pictures of the old schools, and there will be us, a bit of living history. We’ll be the entertainment.

It all starts at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 with dinner at 6 at the Aberdeen Eagles. Mail a check ($20 per person) to the Stevens and Washington Reunion, P.O. Box 2072, Aberdeen, WA 98520. You’ll be pleased.

What has made these reunions so successful was the community itself, it’s fullness and richness of that time. There was a feel, a constant rhythm in the background, that came from the sawmills, its shift whistles, saws, lumber falling to the drop chains and the workers who were coming and going. You could feel the energy, everything was alive, what a time and what a place.

David R. Furford