Skookum, Santa and the searching eyes of God

Columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos writes this week about the connection between Wenatchee's iconic Skookum sign and the all-knowing nature of God.

Our family moved to Wenatchee 58 years ago this week. An iconic sign with moveable eyes welcomed us as we entered town. The Skookum Indian greeted us with a knowing gaze. As a 12-year-old, I was impressed by the searching eyes and the eventual wink of that motorized apple label image.

Although I moved away from the valley when I graduated from college, regular visits home to see my parents and my brother weren’t complete without exchanging glances with Skookum. After I married, family vacations inevitably included trips to Wenatchee for my three daughters to be spoiled by their grandparents.



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