Jerome & Ellie Fisher.
Oh the joys of lifelong family friends.
My dad grew up with Ellie in Ellensburg.
I’m quite positive that she’ll gladly admit she is a few years his
junior. Ellensburg was and still is a
small town. Census reports the
population back then to be a little over 8,000 (circa 1950) and today it’s just
over 18,000. As a result of growing up
in that small town and keeping some lifelong friends, my folks have come to
share in some lasting memories with some great people and the Fishers are among
them. Embarrassing stories aside, I have
to say, that while nostalgia is sweet, so is the notion that we’re afforded
these sweet connections with these people through my adult perspective. It will give me great joy to have people who
saw me grow up sitting among the patrons at Brimmer & Heeltap. At least, now I can’t get into trouble for
talking to strangers.