A tribute to Ernest Tooke


April 20, 2018

I don’t remember when I first met Ernest Tooke. I don’t believe that he went to grade school in Ekalaka, but I might be wrong. So when I arrived at CCHS, as a freshman, he was a junior in the same grade as my sister, Bertha. I’m sure that I knew him before that.

Of course, everyone knew the Tookes, Feek and Faye and all the others along with their families. Ernie, as we called him then, was definitely one of the boys and a very popular one at that. All of the guys liked him immensely and he was very much a ladies man as well. Anytime a bunch of guys got together there was Ernie, the l...

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