“Saved by the B's!”
This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was “The Unlikliest of Places”.
Today’s podcast comes to us from Charles “Abe” Abramson and is titled “Saved by the “B’s!”. Thank you for listening.
Abe Abramson’s finds himself without a visa while he is in Taiwan. His knowledge of an infamous Missoula restaurant icon helps him leave the country.
Charles “Abe” Abramson came to Missoula – “just for the summer” – after graduating from The University of Florida, in 1963. Three years ago, he hosted a party to celebrate his fifty year running bar tab just around the corner here, at The Stockman Bar, a tab which he opened the day he got here – and he still has never paid completely it off.
Abe has been in the real estate business here in Western Montana since returning from East Asia in 1975, where he served part of his thirty-seven years as an Air Force Officer in various Active and Reserve assignments, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel on his 60th birthday in 2003.He is a founding and continuing Trustee of The Missoula Public Library Foundation, a Mentor in Missoula’s Veterans’ Court, and has been on staff at The Burning Man Festival for thirteen years.
His chief guiding principle is: “First things first – but not necessarily, in that order!”