I have heard there have been a few McKiernan spottings around the Valley. Someone at QFC saw McKiernan holding onto a shopping cart. Another saw him in the passenger seat of a family car while driving through North Bend. Still another saw him at the Fall City Cemetery on Memorial Day.
• The next time you’re in Dublin, Ireland (if ever you are there), you might want to stop by the pub known as Charlie P’s and check out its unique look. The building where it’s located used to be a morgue, and the flooring is made entirely of gravestones.
• On June 3, 1800, President John Adams becomes the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the White House was not yet finished, so Adams moved into temporary digs at a tavern called Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel.
• It was famed journalist and news anchor Edward R. Murrow who made the following sage observation: “Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.”
• On May 30, 1593, playwright Christopher Marlowe, 29, is killed. Marlowe had been arrested when “heretical” papers were found in his room. While out on bail, Marlowe became involved in a fight over a tavern bill and was stabbed to death.
I helped a friend and his wife load their stuff into a big U-Haul some days ago. They were moving to southern California. Some people think a move from this part of the world to that part is sort of like trading a gentle scalp massage for a whack on the head with a garden rake. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. A small shovel would be more like it.
I t was obvious that the recent vote to approve a bid to build a new Snoqualmie City Hall was a painful process. Despite the economic downturn, prices continue to escalate and the bids came in higher than anticipated.
Viola virtuoso and painter Emanuel Vardi and his wife, concert violinist and artist Lenore Vardi — both North Bend residents — are using the universal language of music to advocate for special needs children at an evening benefit, Let Every Child Shine, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Emerald Ballet Theatre in Bellevue.
• On May 2, 1957, Senator Joseph McCarthy, R-Wisc., passes away at age 48. McCarthy had been a key figure in the anticommunist hysteria popularly known as the “Red Scare” that engulfed the United States in the years following World War II.
• On April 28, 1789, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat. Bligh and his men reached the East Indies in June after a voyage of some 3,600 miles.