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Nancy McCammon-Hansen

Nancy's writing skills started here and went with her wherever she went.
The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, and the realist adjusts the sails; the tagline on Nancy’s emails by William Arthur Ward.

Nancy McCammon-Hansen discovered her love of writing early in life. By her senior year at Kearney High, she was co-editor of the school newspaper. Journalism was one of her majors at Kearney State College-now the University of Nebraska at Kearney. And, as she says, she’s used her writing skills everywhere she’d lived since then.

Right now, she’s blogging for the historical society of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a perfect match since her other degree from KSC was in History. She and her husband Tom moved to Fort Wayne after Tom had served in Kearney at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for some years.

One source of her writing has been her own family, a favorite piece being about great Aunt Hazel who had to quite the part-time job she took when she retired because, in retirement, she had developed so many hobbies that she didn’t have time to go to work. There’s a story that lots of retirees can relate to. A friend of mine wrote that he was thinking of going back to work so he could get Saturdays off.

The following link is a blog post about Memorial Day in which Nancy talks about her father and mother. Only recently deceased, many of you visiting this site will remember them and enjoy the photos taken of Kearney Cemetery by Lori O’Brien. Celebrating Memorial Day

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