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Essays & Memoirs


To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, a fatherly sage and mentor to our generation, "Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. And you will get the enormous reward of having created something."

Everett High School's class of 1967 represents 579 unique, individual stories about growing up in Everett, childhood in the 1950s and 1960s, and attending Everett schools, both public and private. Having gone our separate ways after graduation, most of us have never enjoyed (or perhaps suffered) the chance to share those experiences. The purpose of this page is to help provide that opportunity now.

Whether you're a published or aspiring author, or haven't written anything since high school, we want to hear your stories. This isn't a writing contest, and there are no grades--we promise. If you need editorial help, there are many among us who will gladly and confidentially help polish your piece before it's posted on this website.

We look forward to hearing from you, and reading your unique stories about our school days in Everett, and the years afterward--wherever they have led you. Tell us not only about the good, but the bad and the ugly, too.



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Note--For obvious reasons, we don't recommend submitting any original, unpublished pieces you might consider publishing in the future.


Essays & Memoirs

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Don Carter Steve Juntila
Bill Hughes Steve Peterson



Don Carter  
  • On Aging Gracefully, and the 60th EHS Birthday Party: An Open Letter To the Class of 1967 (2011)
Bill Hughes  
  • Duck and Cover: Nuclear Holocaust In the First Grade, published in Stratus: Journal of Arts and Writing, University of Washington (2011)
  • New Science (2013) - R2   *** NEW ***
Steve Juntila  
  • My Best Childhood Christmas (2012)
Steve Peterson  
  • A Visit to Swedish (2012)