A local celebrity and shaper of children and childhood has died. Many Manitobans who grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s raced home from school to tune in to Aunt Olly’s Children’s Party on the radio (Station CFAM). Listening to her program was a regular part of birthday parties, because she shared birthday greetings and instructions on where to find your birthday gift. Work colleagues remember listening with siblings, snacking quietly and listening while Mother’s enjoyed the freedom to cook supper without distractions from the kids. Here’s a great tribute, written by another of her faithful listeners, Mary Lou Driedger.