A unique Edmonds relic
How many of us know what and where the "Little Yellow Clubhouse" is and why it has become very much of an Edmonds landmark?
Steve Bell is the owner of the Little Yellow Clubhouse (dubbed that by his many friends who visit regularly.) The landmark in question is the yellow VW van parked along the Edmonds waterfront almost every day of the week on Sunset Avenue.
Steve is retired and finds his love of trains, which he shares with many residents of this beautiful waterfront community with the Olympic Mountain range as a back drop for his other love, photography.
Steve can only be considered as an Edmonds resident because of his daily anchorage/parking along our waterfront.
He does, however, have a significant other who is a permanent resident here. I'm thinking that qualifies him as one of our special citizens.
Many friends know and stop to chat with Steve. He welcomes all either in or near to his Little Yellow Club House.
Steve spent much of his working life as a warehouseman and, as I mentioned, a photographer. At 71 years of age he has seen much of life and, to talk with him, has enjoyed a sizeable portion of it.
A local doctor, whose office is close by, stops by to discuss trains with Steve. The Doc is emotionally involved with the railroad as his son is an engineer on a BNSF locomotive and however many more that respond to his controls.
Maybe I can get to know this medical man to see if I can hitch a ride to Seattle and back to Edmonds. As another lover of the rails, I couldn't dream of a bigger thrill.
Born years ago in San Francisco, he finally got tired of that bee's nest and moved north. We are honored to have him as one of ours!
Steve's business card acclaims that he is a CEO... I asked him about it. With a twinkle in his eye he said it was his own company. Whaddya want to bet there wasn't much competition for the position?
Stop by occasionally and say howdy to this remarkable man. I'm sure you'll be welcome and, moreover, be entertained by the humor and Edmonds stories offered by this credit to our Edmonds-By-the-Sea community.