Calling all firefighters
This is Hot Mama's Espresso in Walla Walla, Washington. It's become sort of my home away from home (away from home) while I'm visiting my son for the summer. It's run by Cathy Rasley and her daughter Jenny. Jenny is a firefighter, and the cafe is full of firefighting memorabilia, photos, and the like.
Just above the counter, they've started to collect patches from different fire departments. They have three patches up there so far. They're hoping to create a huge collection from all over the US -- or even better, all over the world.
If you are a firefighter or know of one, and would like to help Hot Mama's grow their patch collection, you can send patches (or general fan mail) to:
Hot Mama's Espresso
1447 West Pine
Walla Walla, WA 99362
You can also call them at 509-529-4298.