Saying goodbye to a friend
The reporter's notebook
Last updated 7/19/2023 at 10:17am
I recently returned to Palouse to say goodbye to my final classmate.
Bob Olson and I were born in 1930, at the beginning of the Great Depression.
We entered the first grade together in 1936, midway through some very hard times.
In fact, 15 of our graduation class of 24 in 1948 entered the first grade together.
Bob had requested that there not be a funeral service, so his younger brother Arvid c...