Board Member Spotlight – Kim Turner

I was born in Seattle’s Providence Hospital on June 7, 1943.  At that time, my parents lived at 1202 Fifth Ave. N.  In 1945, we moved into a house at 910 Third Ave. N, where we remained until February 1952.  I began school at Warren Avenue Elementary School in 1948.  I remember all of my teachers very well.  Evelyn Reisig, my fourth grade teacher, was one of my favorites, as it was in her class that I got to listen to the Standard School Broadcasts, kindling a love for music which has not died.   Carolyn Silva, my sixth grade teacher, encouraged my reading abilities, and I was often called on to read from the books, our “treat” after studies were over. …Continue reading “Board Member Spotlight – Kim Turner”

Passages at the New Year

It is the New Year and changes are already heavily in motion. Richard Jameson is leaving his position as editor of the Queen Anne News. Former editor and publisher John Murray died last year. Hideous new townhouses are replacing comfortable, older single family dwellings all across the hill, and one of my favorite relatives, who lived for a time on Queen Anne Hill, my aunt Dorothy Jane Hull, died in December at the age of 90. …Continue reading “Passages at the New Year”

Queen Anne High School Memories

I attended several Queen Anne events in August 2006 which were based around the former Queen Anne High School and its students.  Queen Anne alums, for some reason, have a greater bond than do the alums of many other high schools.  It may be in part due to the fact that the school is no longer a school.  However, over a thousand alums gathered to view the classrooms-turned-apartments-turned-condos.  This was probably one of the highlight times to remember the school and for what it stood. …Continue reading “Queen Anne High School Memories”