Just got off the phone with Aunt Olla. Her room at the Hilton is a little cool in the -30º weather, so she was sitting in the hallway. She was as sharp as I have heard her in at least six months. Amazing. 


She accused me of calling to gloat, which I admitted to. She told several stories I hadn't heard before, including one about the time she and her husband Doc were in Estes Park and couldn't find a room. Doc was a talker, so pretty soon he had convinced a man to let them stay in his house. They became friends. 


At the hotel where they had tried to stay there was an opera company. They all gathered in the big room by the fire and sang.


Olla recalled playing whist on the dark winter evenings. I asked her if my Grandpa played whist, too.


"Oh, heavens no!" she said. "He thought it was some sort of sin!" 


So Grandpa bought the game "Mrs. Casey wants to Know," which Olive loved.


"Whatever happened to that game?" she asked. 


"It seems when they have something good, they get rid of it."


I looked it up on the internet and sure enough, there are games available. Olla wants me to order one. 



Just got off the phone with Aunt Olla. Her room at the Hilton is a little cool in the -30º weather, so she was sitting in the hallway. She was as sharp as I have heard her in at least six months. Amazing. 

She accused me of calling to gloat, which I admitted to. She told several stories I hadn't heard before, including one about the time she and her husband Doc were in Estes Park and couldn't find a room. Doc was a talker, so pretty soon he had convinced a man to let them stay in his house. They became friends. 

At the hotel where they had tried to stay there was an opera company. They all gathered in the big room by the fire and sang.

Olla recalled playing whist on the dark winter evenings. I asked her if my Grandpa played whist, too.

"Oh, heavens no!" she said. "He thought it was some sort of sin!" 

So Grandpa bought the game "Mrs. Casey wants to Know," which Olive loved.

"Whatever happened to that game?" she asked. 

"It seems when they have something good, they get rid of it."

I looked it up on the internet and sure enough, there are games available. Olla wants me to order one.