1949 — For your holiday feasts this time 70 years ago, The Post staff recommended livening up the typical, dull vegetable offerings with a dish of zucchini squash with cream cheese sauce. The recipe called for bacon drippings, celery, onion, cracker crumbs, and of course, zucchini, among other things. I think my family will be sticking to our usual brussels sprouts and yams to serve up on Thanksgiving, but to each their own.
1959 — As many nowadays rush to the stores and clinics to get their flu shots, adults and children alike were taking turns this time 60 years ago to get their Polio vaccinations from Dr. Leavitt. School secretary Miss Hyacinth Grassl was pictured in The Post receiving the first of her series of shots.
1969 — This time 50 years ago Thanksgiving shopping at Thriftway was quite a bit cheaper. Without the coupons many of us make good use of on the holidays, you could get a 16-23 pound turkey for 29 cents per pound. For those who didn't prefer the traditional bird, smoked hams were going for 59 cents per pound.
1979 — The smiles of young bibliophiles from Sandy Grade were a feature in The Post this time 40 years ago. Brian Berglund, Greg Heaton, Amy Sah, Darlene Smith, Sonja Turner and Corinna Parker were pictured as winners of the book week photo contest with their story-inspired creations.
1989 — Annie Sweet was painting the town in Thanksgiving themes this time 30 years ago (see photo). The Rockwood-area artist was commissioned by Clackamas County Bank in Sandy to paint a holiday mural on the business' window. The bank was only one of several window murals Sweet painted that year.
1999 — A routine call turned comical this time 20 years ago as Sandy Police Officer Raymond Rau swerved to miss a car while on route on Pioneer Boulevard only to end up rear ending a parked doughnuts delivery van. The irony was not lost on Sandy Post reporter Danielle McMullin, whose story read "Some might say that a police officer took a stereotypical love of doughnuts to the extreme Wednesday, Nov. 10, when a white delivery van bearing the license plate DONUTS was rear ended by Sandy police officer Raymond Rau."
2009 — The owners of D and D Automotive and Electrical were bemoaning the challenges of doing business in Sandy this time 10 years ago. Co-Owner David Pursley claimed the city's sign and zoning codes, as well as a weak economy, led to the eventual closing of his business.
2018 — This time last year 30 volunteers banded together in the holiday spirit to prepare Thanksgiving dinner boxes with the Sandy Community Action Center for 170 local families in need. The effort will take place again this Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Abundant Life Church in Sandy. Call the center for more details at 503-668-4746.
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