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Linda Raye Olander
Name Linda Raye Olander
Location Middletown, Connecticut
Joined 640 days ago
Hobbies Walks at the beach when time permits, going for car rides to where ever to see what there is to see and reading books that are just bubble gum for the brain!
About Me My name is Linda Raye and no I'm not from the south! I was named after my dad, not the "Linda" part of it though! I love to laugh, care for others, appreciate the "little" things in life, I'm thankful for all that I have, my family and friends, my job and ability to do random acts of kindness for others. My friend, Mary cracks up when we go out, she says that I am a geriatric magnet. I am a huge fan of Ellen and all that she represents as a human being. I have 3 adult children and one great daughter in law. I'm a single mom (Still looking for "Mister Right" if you know of someone....)of two beautiful adult disabled children. I had a knee replacement in August so I've been out of work since then rehabbing. I usually work full time as a Cardiothoracic Surgical Nurse in Hartford. It's a stressful job at times, but also very rewarding when patients go home with new hearts, ventricular assist devices and new chances! So between my kids and the job The Ellen Show is a therapeutic relief for me!! Also I'm trying to sell my antique home that was originally my grandparents, to get something that is more affordable and handicap accessible. So I'll take any prayers & good wishes out there.
Linda Raye Olander
Madonna and Her Dancers
640 days ago

Wow, this is the first time ever in my life writing to a show! I just love the Ellen Show and record it every day in case I'm not home or having a drug induced sleep! I've been out of work for the past 3 months recovering from a knee replacement. Ellen cracks me up even when I feel like crap!! I live in Connecticut and we are being visited by "Sandy" the hurricane. So the likely hood of missing today's show with Madonna is pretty good. :( I just hope that the episode will be played again soon for us East Coasters. Thanks to Ellen for the laughs, tears and heart string tugs for all the amazing things she does. What a beautiful human being. Her mom did a great job!
Be well,
Linda Raye Olander