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Friday, April 20, 2012

Space Needle Lunch - 50 Years Ago

Hello followers and visitors. Tomorrow, April 21, 2012, will be the 50th Anniversary -- Opening Day of the Seattle World's Fair, aka Century 21 Exposition. I'm celebrating with some memories of my own trip to Seattle in 1962. My mother and I traveled by train from Texas to attend the Fair. We had lunch at the Space Needle and a photographer snapped our picture. When we arrived back home we received the little memory folder shown below.

Opening up the folder shows us dining in "the eye of the needle" restaurant. (Be sure to click on photo for a larger view.) And take a look at that photo of downtown Seattle in 1962!

The postmark on the back of the mailer is dated July 19, 1962, and postage was only 4 cents! The Space Needle even had their own postmark.

Wow, time sure flies! Fifty years already. Thanks for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Very nice John. Time flies by when your having fun:)

  2. I love the space needle. Thanks for the memories.

  3. You didn't think in 1962 that you would be making Seattle your home. Now 50 years later you get to celebrate in person.

  4. Congratulations, John. I can't believe that you kept these items and that you were able to locate them! How very special.

  5. My husband remembers attending the fair, too. It was a big trip at the time, coming from North Bend. I didn't get to it until several years later, but still have a fond recollection of my first Christmas ride on the monorail.