Olyve Hallmark Abbott​​
'55 - '56
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I said goodbye to N.Y. after my husband Tom was discharged from the Army. Concerts and Fort Worth Opera roles kept me involved in the performing world I loved. Years after I was sixty, the minimum age for entering the “Ms. Texas Senior America Pageant,” I jumped into it anyway and won a Runner-Up two years in a row, and Ms. Congeniality in 2013. So much fun . . . and still show biz. Everyone who performs understands. Pageant contestants present programs for retirement centers, military groups, and other benefits, all gratifying experiences. 
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Speaking engagements, especially for Bookfests, take me all around Texas. Other activities are Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Fort Worth Genealogical Society, Ladies Tennis Association, and board member of  Fort Worth Writers, the Fort Worth Coin Club, and Oklahoma Writers Federation.   

Writing captured my interest, and my eighth book Gone With the Windmills will be released in 2017 — all on Amazon. Writing is a great part of my life, that and my two daughters and three grandchildren, the latter in college. Daughter Devon Mihesuah is an author and professor at KU. And daughter Taryn Wilson is a successful Realtor. My “Tom Terrific” is no longer here. But hey! I believe he still helps me find my car keys!

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