Nancy Hawkins Meyer



Daddy's Baby

“Name her whatever you like,” her father told her mother the day she was born. “I'll just call her Nancy.”

And that is how Mary Lillian Hawkins (namesake to her grandmother and aunt) became Nancy Hawkins.

Nancy was indulged and adored by her father, who made a habit of swooping her up (along with anyone she was playing with at the time) and taking them out for ice cream or on a picnic in the country.

Nancy and her father

Daddy and Nancy

Nancy was very close to her father, who was a civil engineer for the city of St. Louis. She was only 18 when he died of a heart attack.

Letters from Daddy

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