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Gig Olsen’s Secrets of a Long and Happy Life

Loss and Living OnI have just finished a program of WWII remembrances at a local women’s club when Luragay Olsen–known to all as “Gig”–touches my shoulder. “My first husband was a fighter pilot. He was shot down over Augsburg, Germany, at the end of the war,” she confides, teary-eyed.

For five years, I have known and admired this cheery, amazingly youthful nonagenarian. “Can we talk?” I ask.

She touches my hand. “Come see me. I’ll make fudge.”

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