On the day after her father died, the parents’ daughter Carrie Fisher had her first taste of fish in a restaurant.
The family, from the town of Dorset, was out fishing for prawns, but it wasn’t until Fisher was on a trip to her father’s gravesite that she caught the perfect mutton.
“It’s really nice,” Fisher told CBC News.
“They’re all big and tasty.”
Fisher is now in her first year of college.
She plans to be a veterinarian.
“I want to be an animal trainer and I want to help out animals, so it’s just a dream come true,” Fisher said.
“But I also want to go to the aquarium.”
Fisher says she’ll still have to wear a mask and protect her face during the ceremony.
“This is a very big deal,” Fisher explained.
“Everyone gets it.
It’s like, this is what happens when you get a chance.”
Fisher and her family have been at the memorial ceremony to remember Fisher since the funeral.
Fisher says it was a huge day for the community, but the moment she first saw the ceremony, she was overwhelmed.
“The people, they were just so welcoming, and they just gave me so much joy, and I’m so thankful that they gave me the opportunity to come and do this,” Fisher shared.
“We have to be very careful because I am a very fragile person, and when you’re around people and they’re around me, you can lose yourself.”
Fisher said she wanted to be at the ceremony “because it’s about us, and that’s what it’s all about.”
“We’re all just here for the fish,” Fisher added.
“And the fish are the ones that are going to eat.”
Fisher, who graduated from high school with a Bachelor of Science in human-computer interaction, is looking forward to continuing her education.
“Right now, I want more than anything, I just want to learn how to fish.
And I really, really, I really want to get into the industry,” Fisher admitted.
“In the future, I think it’s going to be just as important to be able to teach other people how to do that.”
Fisher’s mother, Carrie Fisher, has not been able to attend the ceremony because she is on a fishing trip in New Zealand.
Fisher said the event has been a blessing for her family.
“She’s always been like, ‘Oh, my god, what’s happening to me?’
I mean, it’s been a great moment to see her face,” Fisher recounted.
Fisher’s dad, actor George Lucas, died at age 88 in October.
Fisher remembers how her dad’s passion for film inspired her to become an actress.
“George Lucas was always very passionate about films, and he was very proud of his work and his films,” Fisher remembered.
“He really cared about the craft of filmmaking, and we just loved him.”
Fisher told the crowd of people, including her mother, her two sisters, her grandmother, her aunt and many other family members, she hoped to someday marry a star actor.
“What I want for myself is a man who can really play a part in my life, and then I want someone who can play a role in my family, and a husband who can be in my future, and an amazing wife who can stay with me through my lifetime, because we’re all really in this together,” Fisher enthused.
“Just having the ability to share our story with the world will be the best gift for me.”