Sunday, June 17, 2018


One of the greatest adjustments in life is in becoming an "empty nester."  For the most part, Mary and I (recently celebrating 52 years of marriage) have had our beloved daughters make their way out into the world soon after high school graduation at Lake.

Thank you Stark County for being such a terrific locale for the "growing up years" of the Olson girls.  A terrific midwestern "fundamental values" advantage was theirs as they fanned out seeking their destiny.

As in Romeo and Juliet, "parting is such a sweet sorrow."

Sorely and "sorrowfully" missed, but the anticipation of their making their marks on the world at large is the "sweetness" part.

First it was off to college.  Kirstin, the eldest to Kent State University.  Middle daughter Heidi to The Ohio State University and the youngest Kasi ot the BS/MD program at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Next up:

Kirstin to Valdosta, Georgia (Moody AFB) as a second lieutenant (now Colonel, USAF Retired).

Heidi to Albany, Georgia as a city prosecutor.

Kasi to Dayton, Ohio (Wright-Patterson AFB) as a resident medical doctor,


Kirstin in Colorado with her husband Mark and their three children.

Heidi in Oklahoma (having recently completed her PHd in English Literature) with her husband Mark.

Kasi in Hawaii with her husband Will and their two children.


Kirstin and her husband in the midst of visiting England, Scotland and Ireland.

Heidi/Mark off to Denmark on a academic/sightseeing tour

Kasi (a Lt Col/USAF) not currently traveling but as an Air Force global health officer (now chief of the medical group at Hickam AFB) travels frequently across the globe.

And papa and mama have tagged along with them all in travels across this great nation and to the likes of Canada, China, England, Germany, Holland, South Korea and Sweden.

Indeed!  Martin Olson is "one proud papa."

And to each and every SCPR reading father:

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