SPAV, NETTIE AND HOTEL HISTORY

(05/03/2004)

Dear Bob,

Great that you featured Spav, Nettie and the hotel history on the Herald today. None of us will ever forget Spav and Nettie. I was related to them.

When Dorcas and I were small, Mother and Dad had adult only business somewhere and so Miss Nettie agreed to "sit" with us for the day. What a memorable experience.

Miss Nettie taught me how to cut a folded piece of paper with one clip of the scissors. I still remember how to do this and frequently surprise friends by repeating this process. Miss Nettie speculated that this may have been the way that Betsy Ross cut out the stars for her flag.

Also, Miss Nettie taught me how to cut a folded piece of paper to make a bird cage or Japanese lantern. I have never forgotten how to do this. She was a very talented and gentle lady.

Miss Nettie kept us entertained all day.

Al Ball