Monday, February 1, 2010

Olga Willden Sorensen

Olga Willden Sorensen

March 5, 1925 – February 1, 2010

Today my Grandma Sorensen passed away. She was an remarkable lady who taught me a lot about life and playing cards. I will dearly miss her but I know she’s in a better place.

My Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen were both (and still are) two very great people. Some of my favorite memories are of visiting them in Mayfield in the summer and spending time with them. We played a lot of cards.

For the last four years or so, my Grandma lived at my parent’s house – during which I lived there as well! So one day I walked up stairs with my AR-15 in a gun case and someone asked me, “What do you got there.” I pulled out the assault rifle, showed them and my Grandma said something like, “That’s a cool gun!” I, being in accord, asked her if she wanted to hold it, thinking to myself that she’d probably say no. To my surprise, she happily accepted, took it out of my hands and let me take a picture of her with it. To this day, this is one of my favorite pictures of my Grandma. She had a fun and happy attitude about life and never showed any reservations about having a good time.

My Grandma loved getting her family together and every year we would all unite and celebrate Christmas by going to The Golden Corral! Needless to say, it was always a spectacular time. I love my Grandma, and while she has passed on, I know I’ll see her again someday and in the meantime I’ll have some pretty awesome memories.


Mickael said...

Well said Dan.

Emi Sorensen said...


I will miss her hugs & the kisses she never failed to plant on my cheek.

I will miss my sewing teacher.

I will miss her smile.

Thanks for all you taught me in the few short years we were friends.

Andrea said...

That was a sweet tribute. I remember eating at her house in Mayfield when we went on our road trip. She was very sweet and a good cook. I think she even gave me a hug. I'm sure she will be missed.

Becca Jo said...

good job Danny. I was going to do a blog but I may as well just link to your awesome post. I have a feeling you will be speaking at the funeral.

She seriously is awesome.

sorensenpower said...

Duh Becca, she IS a Sorensen.

No, in all seriousness, she was a great lady and will be greatly missed.

The Haights said...

What a great tribute Danny!

Chelsea Nelson said...

Ha! Love the picture of her holding the gun. You are certainly your grandmas grandson (obviously).

I love you.

Karla said...

Wow, I agree. It is indeed a great tribute to a great lady. Grandparents are the very best.
Te mando un abrazo amigo.

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