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Jerri Honeyford

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Easter across the ages

This is Holy Week - the week that ends with Easter Sunday. Do you wonder how we got the different traditions associated with this celebration? Why do we have bunnies, baskets, parades and eggs? How did Easter come to be the holiday we have today?

April 3, 2015 3 p.m. read more..


State Archives a wonderful resource

On the next rainy afternoon (hopefully we have one!), go to your computer and type in www.digitalarchives.wa.gov. You will be entertained and educated for many hours.

March 27, 2015 3 p.m. read more..


Sunnyside’s humble but impressive beginnings

As I have written about the people in Sunnyside who lived here more than 100 years ago using information from a 1904 history book, I have continually checked Roscoe Sheller’s book, “Courage and Water,” to make sure the stories are the same as the ones I looked at. I have wondered if Sheller used this same history book!

March 20, 2015 3 p.m. read more..
  

The battle over women voting

There is a monthly program in the Secretary of State’s office in Olympia to educate people on the history and the process of voting. This week the subject was women’s suffrage.

February 20, 2015 3 p.m. read more..
 

Yakima County 150 years ago

Last month Yakima County celebrated 150 years since its boundaries were drawn and its name chosen by the Washington Territorial Legislature.

February 6, 2015 3:01 p.m. read more..


The best kept secret of WWII

This past Thursday morning I attended a presentation of one of the great stories of World War II that few know of. From 1942 to 1945 American-made war planes were secretly flown into the Soviet Union to help them in their fight against the Nazis.

January 30, 2015 3 p.m. read more..


Honoring Dan Evans

The Senate last week honored Dan Evans on the 50th anniversary of his swearing-in as governor of the state of Washington. He attended and spoke, a very spry 89-year-old.

January 23, 2015 3 p.m. read more..


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