Back in 1947, Fisher’s late mother, Marquita Olsen, stowed away on a ship to Hawaii with three other young women. Whether the unplanned trip was “accidental,” as noted in the papers, or “intentional” as she often said, could not be known since she passed in 2010 at the age of 85. But Fisher has resources! And last week he tracked down one of the other three stowaways who set the record straight. Which version was true? Listen to Fisher interview San Francisco’s Terry Chaffee, age 90, on Episode 87, now posted! Here are some of the news accounts the stunt generated.
/ / Fisher Finds Woman Who Stowed Away on Ship to Hawaii in ’47… With His Mother!