It was fun to see 1957 Anacortes Marineers Pageant Queen Judie Lewis Zersen in the recent 4th of July parade. Following the parade, however, I found out her driver/escort was none other than her grandson, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Malquist, age 20. Smiles all ’round!
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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