Catching up with the Hudsons!
Frank & Sally Hudson have lived on the island since 1975, and are going strong – here’s an update from Charlotte (Hudson) Hart (thanks, Charlotte!) about how they’re doing:
Frank and Sally Hudson of Friday Harbor had much to celebrate recently. On August 25th Frank celebrated his 90th birthday, and as family gathered from off-island, two more milestones were noted; a 62nd wedding anniversary on September 9th and Sally’s 90th on October 26th.
They were joined in the celebration by their children and grandchildren – son Chip, along with his two daughters Amelia and Caroline, all hailing from Portland, OR. Also, joining them was daughter Jean and her daughter Lily, traveling from Milwaukee, WI as well as daughter Charlotte (husband Chris), of Bellingham, and the elder of their two daughters Shelby (daughter Madison is attending WSU). Frank’s brother Jack, also an island resident, joined in the festivities complete with BBQ salmon, and two kinds of cake. Also appreciated was a quick visit from family friend and caregiver, Lynn Wilson. When asked how he felt about turning 90, Frank’s only comment was, “Just when did I get to be THAT old?!”
Frank and Sally retired to Friday Harbor in 1975, leaving the east coast for the west where small town life and being close to open water was a big factor in settling in the islands. They both have enjoyed being active members in the community, Frank as navigational/boating safety instructor and past Commander of the Friday Harbor Power Squadron. Sally, first as secretary of the surveying firm of Krabbe & Starr and later giving countless hours as a volunteer at the local library, recycling center and serving in many roles at the Presbyterian Church. They’ve both enjoyed many years as active boaters, as well as enthusiastic tennis and badmitten players, respectively.
Congratulations Frank & Sally, from all who love you!