My dad, James Cromer, was quite the artist and really a “Renaissance man” before that phrase was ever coined. He was always thinking up unique ways to attract customers to Cromer’s. After gluing peanuts to a sign in the shape of a large peanut for the Farmers’ Market, he set out to create an elephant made of peanuts. He cut out of plywood the head and upper body of an elephant then proceeded to glue peanuts on this large structure in our family room. It was a wonderful eye-catching addition to our business at 1235 Assembly. It was also the one thing my dad was sick to lose in the fire that burned our business to the ground in 1993!
-Carolette Cromer Turner