Ethel and I hosted Barbara Olson and her husband Ted (not pictured) at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Spring, 2001. Barbara and Ethel become long-distance prayer friends. Barbara’s husband was Solicitor General and she was a well-known political commentator.
Her husband Ted says that he had a tearful good-bye by phone with her moments before her hijacked plane flew into the Pentagon on the morning of September 11th. That call was later disputed, but their love is undeniable.
Today, I remember a remarkable human being and her warm friendship with Ethel.
Eternal things cannot be taken away.
Pictured left to right: Ethel Patrick, Barbara Olson, Gary Busey (actor).