Joan Novinson Nicholson

Profile Updated: December 21, 2016
Residing In Port Townsend, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Dwight Nicholson
Homepage dwightandjoannicholson@olympus.net.
Occupation retired special education, (preschool), teacher; m
Children Kyle Nicholson 3/14/1977 - has a fantastic restuarant on San Juan Island--Duck Soup--everyone should More…go
Brendan Nicholson 7/7/1982 - has a fantastic daughter, Ripley Alexi 12/22/2012 and is a 3-D graphic designer at the University of Utah, also designs climbing gyms
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A picture of me celebrating my 70th birthday in Palau. All I wanted was to see if I could still snorkel.

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Goodness--what have I been up to?? It gets harder to remember all the time, but we did make it to Port Townsend, Washington, where we can have a sailboat with a keel. (I still don't know how to sail.) This is a great town--very touristy in the summer, but a total working town otherwise, with a paper mill and a working boat yard. After 38 years in Salt Lake City, I have to wear long underwear almost year-round here, but nothing compares to the cold of a Chicago winter and the "chill factor". I'm looking forward to seeing all those hearty souls still in the area, and far-flung friends as well.

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Mar 04, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Preston, is there a catalog for your show? I would love to know more about it and how it came to be, and especially to see some of your pieces. They sound fascinating. Here in the Northwest I see bald eagles pretty regularly, but have a great fondness for golden eagles, having spent 38 years in the Rocky Mountain West. I applaud your avocation.

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Jan 12, 2018 at 12:11 AM

You certainly did a fine thing getting this site up and running. It has certainly been successful and I thank you for all your efforts. Did you ever work on it through lunch?

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Oct 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Dear Terry, I have time to write as my husband, of 44 years, has taken our puppy, of 15 weeks, out to frolic. We live in the land of rescue, recycle, reuse--namely Washington State--and it has not been easy to share with others why we bought a puppy. But I don't care, because he is the best of puppies, a (Vashon Island) golden doodle, who should live longer than our previous, larger, dogs, and frankly, take us out.

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Sep 08, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Dear Helga, I had no idea you didn't speak English before entering ETHS. I am so looking forward to seeing you this weekend. Dwight returns from his 200 mile ride from Logan, UT to Jackson, WY, Wednesday, and then we will leave early Friday for the Reunion. I am working on a dog-sitter for the new puppy I purchased, a golden-doodle-while Dwight was away! I may just have to sneak him onboard.

Sep 08, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Dear Bonnie, You have no idea how disappointed my husband, of 44 years, will be that you are not attending in person. He is the e-mail opener at our house. I walk up the street to get the snail-mail. He loves cars and lucious women, but hasn't yet seen Fred's bike! I hope you got my earlier e-mail, as I am very poor at this type of communication. (I must admit, I just purchased a puppy, which is totally frowned upon in this State (WA) of rescue, re-use, etc., but have to admit I have more needs and am forced to look at puppies. I am discovering I am a bit too old for all those awakenings in the night to put the puppy out, but my sweet goldendoodle has been worth it so far.

Sep 08, 2014 at 7:31 PM

My husband, Dwight, served as a Conscientous Objector for the first two years of our marriage, 1970-72. His father was a WWII veteran with a purple heart, who supported Dwight's decision. He, Dwight's dad, died 8/3/2014, and in the moving celebration that followed--250 in Grafton, Mass., no mention was made that of all the sons and grand-sons, Dwight was the only one to serve his country. A draft is not such a bad idea; it puts all Americans in touch with what it means to support your country.

Sep 08, 2014 at 10:44 AM

I guess this is Joan following Joan. In SLC, UT where we lived for 38 years, Kirkland, WA, birthplace of COSTCO, was mecca. I don't buy in bulk anymore, and the nearest Costco is 25 miles away from home in Port Townsend so I go to the Kroger. It will be nice to see classmates this Friday.

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