I'll turn this into an epic thread! (Hopefully)
So, some back story on the whole "life-long dream" thing.
My father grew up on Fishers. He was one of seven children. He lived here from 1944 until he joined the Navy in '62 of '63. (Interesting aside, his aircraft carrier picked up two Project Mercury astronauts after splashdown.)
One of his brothers has never left the island. He's still here today. Another brother & two sisters had summer homes here. One sister married a wonderful man who is the reason I'm here now, but that's a longer story for another day.
Some of my earliest memories all involve visiting Fishers Island. I spent many summer weekends & weeks here from the time I was an infant until I graduated high school. One of my best Thanksgivings was spent here.
As I grew older, it was more difficult to spend time here. My cousins were grown up too & had their own families. I hate inviting myself places and so my visits were infrequent, but still magical.
In future post, I'll get into a lot of the experiences I had as a child that made me fall in love with the place, as well as how I ended up finding a job & a home here, and what my current days are like. Hopefully it won't be too boring.
One other thing I've always dreamt of doing was joining the fire department here. (volunteer) I had uncles that were members and spent time at different functions that took place at the fire house growing up. You need to be a year-round resident to join, so obviously I never thought it would happen. Well, I'm a resident now.
Edited by StormSurge, 29 June 2017 - 01:58 PM.