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Down Memory Lane for May 19

June 29, 1950 Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Jenkins will open their new restaurant and pool room, “Washington Cafe,” Saturday morning, July 1, in Washington, across Main Street from the post office. The Cafe, completely redecorated, will be open daily to…
Down Memory Lane for May 12

June 22, 1950 There’s been much fanfare over the ladies of Washington, who are taking over the town’s government, but for the past 14 years a lady of the town has filled a responsible job and no one thinks it…
Down Memory Lane for May 5

June 15, 1950 Washington — Virginia — yes, sir — er, I mean, “yes, ma’am” — is so puffed up with all this publicity about the election that one will have to forgive the town if it doesn’t get back…
Down Memory Lane for Jan. 21

Daphne Hutchinson and the Rappahannock News were recognized for service by the American Cancer Society and received the print media award from this organization at its annual meeting held this year in Norfolk.
Down Memory Lane for Jan. 14

In today’s transient world few people have been born, reared and lived in the same place for more than a half century. James and Tom Lee of Washington are among the exceptions.
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 24

Oct. 9, 1980 Miss Lucy Conrad returned to Rappahannock last week for one of her periodic visits to the county she’s loved for 25 years. In a switch on the standard practice that sees American and foreign students trading places,…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 17

Oct. 2, 1980 Honored at her retirement after 41 years as secretary for the Rappahannock Extension Office in Washington, Ruby Jenkins received a replica of the little red building where she has worked since 1939 made by Marjorie Atkins and…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 10

Aug. 21, 1980 “To keep this post office open one additional hour a day would be most generous. What you are asking for is going far beyond what we can offer — beyond our guidelines for running this type of…
Down Memory Lane for Dec. 3

July 17, 1980 In a majority decision at the July 8 meeting, the Rappahannock School Board agreed to a request from the county supervisors to have maintenance work on the sheriff’s department cars done by school bus shop personnel. R.…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 26

July 3, 1980 The cosmetic surgery is finished, the bandages have come off and the operation leaving Washington with a new look for its town square is an unqualified success. Dr. Werner Krebser supervised the facelift on the old building…
Down Memory Lane for Nov. 19

May 22, 1980 Millie Cebula’s adventures with thoroughbreds sound more like the daydreams of a teenage horse lover than real life. Owner and manager of Washington’s Hampton Inn, she’s also the biggest winner at Charles Town so far into the…