Collecting clippings: local resident preserves glimpses of history, pop culture


August 30, 2023

A scrapbook page

Bill Reynolds

A CENTURIES OLD HOBBY COLLECTS THE PAST – Anne Waldron has been clipping and saving the story of her time: Canoe journeys, dog birthday parties, each holds significance.

In recent years, scrapbooking has become a popular hobby. But for a La Conner area resident it has long been more than that.

Anne Waldron has over time filled several of her old-school hardcover photo albums – the ones reinforced by clear protective overlay pages – with an eclectic collection of local and national news articles, favorite cartoon strips, advertisements bearing images of celebrities and treasured family memorabilia.

They are assembled in no particular order. Even so, none seem out of place.

With a lifelong appreciation of history and journalism, Waldron has fondly been...

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