Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eileen Windsor Scott "Sammy" Roosevelt class of 72

Thank you Eileen for sending me a copy of your new book "Sammy." Please comment below for those that have read the book. For details please see Blog under 2009

Monday, January 25, 2010

" Great Divorce" a new play just starting, Jan. thru Feb. 2010

Pam "Bailey" Nolte, of Taproot theater is a class of 72 RHS member. She is a founding member of Taproot Theater and they are "re-opening" Taproot Theater after the Greenwood fires. see;
The play is the "Great Divorce"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Linda M Olsson Class of 1972 Roosevelt

Her business web-site;, and;

Lauren Dahlgren's Photos class 1972

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Max Schwennsen Roosevelt Class of 71

January 11, 2010
At the service today there were many stories about Max being an Eagle Scout. I not only was able to share that experience along side of Max, but have great memories of him at Camp Parsons playing Purple Haze and Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix. Also, in the Little League Championship Baseball game,Max had a cast on his arm and was given permission to go up and swing with 1 hand. He got a hit...which was the highlight of the game(which his team won!) Many fond memories.
~ Duane Covey, Seattle, Washington

January 13, 2010
As a Class member of Roosevelt 1972 we wish the best to the family and friends of Max. Carl Brecht, a fellow Eagle Scout
~ Carl Brecht, Seattle, Washington

January 03, 2010
He wrote songs to chase the fears
Laid bare his heart
Sang of joy and love
Better tomorrows
Human sorrows
His love keeps lifting us higher and higher.
He would want us to dance!
~ Carol Kane, Seattle, Washington

Max Schwennsen's Guest Book

Roosevelt Jazz

go to to see a list of the local jazz scene and school jazz schedule.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Max Paul Schwennsen Roosevelt class of 1971

Max SCHWENNSEN Max Paul Schwennsen, born in Seattle on April 18, 1953 passed away in his hometown on December 22, 2009. Max grew up in the View Ridge neighborhood of Seattle and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He enjoyed Boy Scout activities with his father and brother and attained Eagle Scout status. He developed a passion for music early on and taught himself to play the guitar, saxophone and piano. Max spent a year at Central Washington State University studying music and anthropology, but decided to leave to pursue a career in music. He traveled around the country and world in Doug Kershaw's Cajun band as a guitar player and singer and moved back to the northwest in 1975 where he formed the bands Slidin' Jake and Scargill. In the late seventies he married Victoria Murtishaw and had a daughter, Charlotte. Three years later the family moved to Florida where Max played and wrote music. When the family moved back to Seattle in the late eighties his second daughter, Elaina, was born. Max began working atthe family-owned Universal Repair Shop with his father and brother and continued to write songs and play music professionally. He played with Marilee Rush, The Atlantics, Star Anna and his bands Waxy Maxy and Max and Johnny. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Victoria, daughters Charlotte and Elaina, mother, Florence, father Robert, brother Robert Jr., sister Kirby, nephews Steve, Howard and Marshall and niece Jill. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Sand Point Community Church - United Methodist: 4710 NE 70th, Seattle, WA. Please visit the online guestbook at http://