James E. Russom Video Interview
From Maurice Blackson
James Edward Russom (Eddie) talks about his life growing up in Ronald Washington and later going to High School in Cle Elum and working at stores in town while still in high school. He served in the marines before working in the coal mines briefly. He also discusses his other career as an industrial painter. He explains his love of dancing and how his sister taught him to swing dance. He mentions attending Central Washington College of Education with his wife. He also talks about skiing and how he always tried to have jobs that allowed him to take time off to ski. He skied until he was seventy years ald and the doctor advised him to stop. Eddie also reminisces about growing up in the close knit community of upper county.