The annual Snohomish Historical Society Parlour Tour will be held Sunday, December 11th from noon to 4pm. General admission tickets cost $15.00. Adults over 62 and children under 12 receive a discounted rate of $12.00.
CLICK ON THE ARROW to begin a 11 minute documentary about the letter Snohomish resident, Jeff Starr, left behind on his computer, which was intended for his girl friend if he should not return from his third deployment to Iraq.
“LetterHome” is the title Jeff used for the message found on his laptop computer several months after he was killed in action on May 30, 2005, while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq. The short documentary tells the story of a love letter that evolved into a political football on the internet and eventually referenced in a speech by President Bush.
Over eight hours of interview footage captured in 2007 will be archived with the Snohomish Historical Society. The expenses for the project were donated by the production company PSTOO. Sharon Howard of Howard and Rosen Productions interviewed the Starr family members.
The movie will be screened on Sunday, May 31, 2009, 2p, at the Snohomish Library as part of a program hosted by Gold Star Parents.