This photo was taken this morning in Ballard, the northwest Seattle neighborhood I call home. The house is real, and the balloons were added by a local PR firm promoting “Up.” Many of them had popped by the time I took this photo, but you get the idea.
The house belonged to a local hero, the late Edith Macefield. The 86-year-old refused to sell her longtime home even as the offer topped $1 million, and stayed put as that grotesque commercial development went up around her.
Edith’s life story is here, and is as bittersweet as Edith’s life was long. And while I don’t want to tell Disney its business, I think Edith’s story would make a fantastic movie, too.