Title: Stories of Richmond Beach
Subtitle: Growing up in Richmond Beach on Puget Sound, Washington, in the 1930s and 40s.
By: Norman R. Hansen
And: Barry W. Hansen
Contains: 208 pages and 127 images
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 20, 2015)
The book is available from both Amazon and the Shoreline Historical Museum.
Think of the time when settlers came to the area north of Seattle. This forested area along scenic Puget Sound attracted those willing to work the land, including my ancestors in the early 1900s on both sides of my family. I grew up in Richmond Beach on the property settled by my great-grandfather Morton M. Anderson. Read these stories and think of the aroma of strawberries, freshly baked bread, linen on the clothesline, water from a pump, hay bales, leather saddles on horses, fresh salt air, cleanly cut lumber, a whiff of chickens, and a hint of Flamo. There are many pictures from our family to fill in the details.about