To The Daily Sun,
I would like to give additional information to the obituary for my friend Elmer Davis, published in the June 20 edition of The Laconia Daily Sun.
After working at St. Pierre’s Restaurant, where I first met Elmer, he became the head chef for the Red Hill Inn in Center Harbor. He made acclaim for himself and the inn in a feature article in Yankee Magazine about Elmer and his Kentucky High Pie. He was an excellent chef, and would generously share his recipes. He could recite them from memory, from his delicious shrimp scampi to his wonderful desserts.
Elmer was good to everyone he worked with from the other chefs, the many waitresses and waiters, to the dishwashers. He was kind and interested in them all. Some of the friends that he had put together so long ago are lasting friendships to this day. "The Tuesday Night Group" of guys still meet on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss everything from music, reading. and current events.
He was a good friend to me and never missed a birthday or anniversary. He followed the ups and downs of all the events and important people in my life through the years, as he probably did many others. I was lucky that he was my friend. He will be remembered and missed.
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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