Saturday, January 24, 2015

Our Friend Nina Retires!

L to R: Rebecca, Lynn, Rob, Nina!
Our friend Nina has been the Protocol officer at NASA since 1977, but she's also a talented performer, actress and singer! She's been in countless productions, and is always cheerful and has a smile for everyone. 
Nina, Dave, Rebecca
 Nina was inspired to come to NASA by her dad who was an aeronautical engineer!  She worked in various positions and in 1992 she became Goddard's Protocol Officer. She gave VIP tours and organized visits for very important people in high places. She toured all kinds of people from astronauts to political delegates explaining the wonders of NASA. 
    She knew the campus inside and out and One of the visits she orchestrated a couple of years ago was from Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth who visited NASA Goddard!  
      She loves dogs and has a great boxer named Baxter (so all the doggy people in our office stick together). 

Lynn and Rob aka: Felicity and Ollie :)
Lynn, Rob and Rebecca!
Retirement looks good on Nina!

Rebecca and Lynn

    Nina is one of the most fun, wonderful, positive people you'll ever meet, and the office will be empty without her radiance. However, we live close to her, so we'll be able to get together easily. 
    There was a wonderful party at the office for Nina and so many showed up to pay her tribute. Here are some pictures from that special event- for a very, very special lady. 


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14