Ethel Boertien looks back ‘happy’ across 100 years

LYNDEN ­— Ethel Boertien remembers that her family and another, 14 people in all, came down sick in the worldwide flu pandemic of 1918-19, yet all survived. Her father, at age 38, was drafted to fight in World War I, but fortunately for the family the war was ending. In high school in Yakima in…

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