Curiosity and excitement abounded on board the Mystic Sea whale charter boat recently as passengers rushed to the railing and windows to spy their first whales of the day, a group of five transient orcas making their way past the Mukilteo Ferry Dock. For some, like passengers Kevin and Janet Craig, it was their first sighting of a whale in the wild.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.