We are proud to be an annual part of this community tradition to provide a safe, easy, and candy-filled way to celebrate Halloween. All activities are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit www.ci.bothell.wa.us or contact City of Bothell Parks & Recreation at 425.486.7430
Archive for October, 2010
Luther Bonner lost his life in the Frye Plant fire in 1943. With the help of local firefighters, news teams, family and Evergreen Washelli, we are proud to honor his memory.
On Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 am, Evergreen Washelli will be celebrating our 61st annual Veterans Day. The event will take place at the Doughboy statue at the base of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Veterans, their families and the public will gather for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance
- 7:00 am Thursday, November 11th – Flag placement at the Lower Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Each of the white marble upright markers in the Lower Veterans Section will receive a flag. Volunteers are needed.
- The Chimes Tower will play after the program. The public is invited to listen to Patriotic music played by the Chimes Tower while visiting the graves of our Medal of Honor Recipients.
- At 10:30 AM music will be provided by the Eagles and Letter-Carriers Band. At 11:00 AM, the Service of Remembrance begins.
Our keynote speaker is MG James M. Collins, Jr. Others participating in the program are Chaplain LTC Kenneth Alford, U.S. Army, who will offer the invocation and benediction, and Maria Kesovija, soloist for the National Anthem. Members of the Puget Sound Joint Color Guard Honor Guard will serve as Honor Guard.
The program will conclude with “Taps” and a Rifle Salute.
The donation of flags for this event is greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate a flag or funds to purchase them, or for additional information, please contact Brenda Spicer or call our main Seattle office at 206.362.5200
A tent will be provided in the event of rain.
Read about the historic Doughboy dedication on HistoryLink.org.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Today, Evergreen Washelli reflects on the many lives affected by Breast Cancer every day. The strides being made are remarkable, and yet, there is much work and research to do. The funds raised from this event benefit the Passionately Pink for the Cure/Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.
• Women age 65 and older are less likely to get mammograms than younger women, even though breast cancer risk increases with age.
• Hispanic women have fewer mammograms than Caucasian women and African American women.
• Women below poverty level are less likely than women at higher incomes to have had a mammogram within the past two years.
• Mammography use has increased for all groups except American Indians and Alaska Natives.
This is exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who do not get screening mammograms and clinical breast exams at regular intervals. Encourage the women in your life to get mammograms on a regular basis. For more resources in your area, visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website or visit the American Cancer Society for information about breast cancer, treatment and prevention.
Older adults are at a greater risk for fires for several reasons. They may be less able to take the necessary quick action in a fire emergency. They may be taking medications that affect their ability to make decisions. Memory loss may be an issue. And seniors are more likely to be alone when accidents happen.
In 1903, Oaklake Cemetery was inherited by David’s son, Victor Denny. Victor sold the property to the American Necropolis Association, a St. Louis-based company that owned cemetery properties in several states. The ANA gave the cemetery the name “Washelli” (a Makah word meaning “westerly wind”), which had been the name of a central Seattle cemetery disestablished in 1887. In 1919, the Evergreen Cemetery Company started a competing cemetery on the western side of Aurora Avenue, directly opposite Washelli Cemetery. The two cemeteries merged in 1928, but it was not for another 34 years that the area became known as Evergreen Washelli.
David Denny was a close friend of “Indian John” Cheshiahud, a Chief of the Duwamish tribe and travel guide who lived in the Seattle area before the settlers arrived. In the 1852, the first settlers came to the Puget Sound, the Duwamish aided them in developing their knowledge of the land and by working with them in sawmills they built. Eventually, tensions arose between the Whites and the tribe, and the Natives were compelled to move to reservations.
Cheshiahud is one of the rare exceptions, as he befriended David Denny, and was able to own a plot of land given to him by his friend. Cheshiahud stayed on in an area that was later prohibited to Natives, and Denny gave him property in the area just south of Bellevue, Washington. He carved canoes for the Denny Party. After the death of his first wife, he sold the property and moved to a reservation to live with his daughter. Cheshiahud is interred at the Washelli Cemetery beside his first wife, Lucy Annie. A six-mile trail in Seattle has recently been named in his honor, the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop.
One the west side of Aurora Avenue, the magnificent Haida Totem Pole is displayed prominently at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.
The Orpheus legend, where a man follows his beloved wife into the land of death in order to bring her back, is found in many cultures. Evergreen-Washelli’s totem pole depicts one of the Haida versions of the legend. Genanasimgat had a beautiful wife. One day the hunters spied a rare white sea-otter. Genanasimgat’s mother-in-law, who was the wife of the chief, asked him to kill the otter for her so she could make a blanket. He went out in a canoe and shot the otter with an arrow. While his mother-in-law was skinning it, a drop of blood fell on the fur, so she asked her daughter to wash it.
The young woman took the skin to the beach, but while she was washing it, it drifted into deep water. She pursued it, and suddenly two orcas came out of the water. One of them put the wife on his back behind his dorsal fin and they swam away with her. Genanasimgat followed her to the bottom of the sea, where he met Crane Woman. In exchange for tobacco, she hid him from the orcas under her breast feathers. He had a number of other adventures, including being helped to hide by a giant slave in return for tobacco, before finally rescuing his wife and escaping home with her. Click here to read more about the story of Genanasimgat and the Haida Totem Pole.