Essie Fleisch

Lead a good life, don’t lie, don’t cheat, and do unto others. All words of wisdom I have learned along the way. I was born and raised in New York where I lived for most of my life until moving to Florida and then most recently, Seattle to be close to my daughter.

It was the culture as a young Jewish woman in New York to socialize at the resorts in the Catskill Mountains and the local synagogues where they would have basketball games and then a social dance. I met my first husband in the Catskill Mountains where he approached me by saying, “Would you like to dance?” When I said “yes” he responded, “Okay, we’ll dance later.” That was it for me, we were married for fourteen years and had two daughters.

I met my second husband through a mutual friend. At that time everyone was anxious to fix me up on dates. We had our first date on the ferry to Staten Island. You wouldn’t believe how romantic the Staten Island ferry can be. We were married for twenty-three years and now I also have three step-children.