Born under a lucky star


Last updated 11/30/2023 at 11:04am

Photo provided by the Hollar family

Tillie and Don Hollar in 2013.

Every once in a while, you meet someone who draws you in like a moth to a light. The exact chemistry is a mystery but there is something about the spring in their step, engaging smile, and funny patter that brightens the day. When I started teaching chair yoga to seniors at The Lodge in Sisters, I couldn't help but notice Tillie Hollar. She became one of my most faithful students, a friend, and my teacher in the art of joyful living.

Born Matilda Pearl Pittullo, Tillie was the youngest of four children of a family with many potato and wheat farmers in Idaho. Despite her Italian sounding maiden...

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