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y first visit to Seaside was in 1984. I was attend-
ing the Rotary District Conference as an outgo-
ing exchange student preparing to leave for Fin-
land in the next couple of months.
crossword Whenever we had free time dur-16
6 the arts
ing those two or three days, the other
students and I would wander up and
A master magician – er, gardener –
down Broadway, ducking into T-shirt
performs miracles in downtown Sea-
shops to laugh at the funny slogans
on shirts we were too embarrassed to
actually buy and wear.
I don’t remember how much spend-
ing money I had brought with me; it
wasn’t much. And I have no idea what
Unlimited adventures in Seaside
Seaside’s Tora Sushi offers a range
I had already spent it on by the time I
await those tourists who prefer
of Asian dining experiences, from
found a gift shop selling all manner of
shorebirds to shopping.
familiar to daring. Coast Weekend editor
pop culture sundries. (Think “Family
Guy” or “Simpsons” collectibles today
On a black velvet display board on the counter were pinned
dozens of small buttons – like campaign buttons, only the size of quar-
ters – featuring funny sayings, smiley faces, peace signs or various
other silly pictures. Grouped in one corner was a set of five buttons,
each featuring the picture of a cast member of the old “Leave It To
Beaver” TV show from the 1950s. Ward, June, Wally, the Beav, even
Eddie Haskell smiled in black and white from their glossy circles.
One of Seaside’s famous streetlights
(Actually, I think Beaver was frowning. Oh, that kid!)
shines from the Turnaround as a Continued on Page 5
breathtaking sunset silhouettes The
Cove and Tillamook Head.
Photo by Susan Lewis.
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