The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo38° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi58° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo34° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi59° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo37° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi58° Slight Chc Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo33° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi56° Slight Chc Showers

Saturday Night

Lo37° Slight Chc Showers

Sunday

Hi57° Slight Chc Showers

Apple Blossom royalty, World War II style

Send to Kindle
Print This

WENATCHEE — When three friends were selected as Apple Blossom royalty by fellow students at the Wenatchee High School in 1944, they knew there would be no parade, and no other festivities to reign over.

World War II had already prevented Wenatchee’s Apple Blossom events from taking place the previous year. Now at the height of war, goods like rubber, wire and fuel used in the floats were strictly rationed, along with other scarce commodities like coffee, sugar and nylon. But mostly, it just wouldn’t have felt right to celebrate at a time when so many friends and relatives were away at war.

View my options or Sign in