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When Aimee was 4 or 5 or so, we had a 16′ boat with lots of freeboard for safety.  While crabbing at Newport, Winona pointed out how calm the ocean was.  I had mentioned going out some day, and if any day was the day, this was the day.  We bought some ocean-bottom jigs and […]

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Did you know? Aimee was very involved in Awana’s. She was always one of the best in everything. She memorized enough bible verses to always be one of the very top kids in every grade to win awards. She won free trips to Black Bear Camp in Washington. With the help of her dad and

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This isn’t a story its the last few paragraphs of the Obituary that I wrote for Aimee. In all of our duress this version never made the service … its just an outsiders view of what I saw in my friend… Ian Ernest Olson was born, February 28, 2006. It wasn’t the easiest pregnancy but

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One year ago, July 8, 2011, at 10:00 PM, Aimee completed her long transition to citizenship in heaven.  I have a treasured memory that needs retelling.  During the afternoon, I was sitting with Aimee,  loving her, doing some crying and some praying, trying to approach what she had claimed repeatedly, “Perfect peace.”  There had been

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I met Aimee when she and her dear friend, Tiffany, signed up for a women’s mentoring class I was teaching.  She was a blond and I didn’t have a clue it was a wig.  She wore it well. A few weeks later this bright, happy young woman met me, but this time she didn’t have

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