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The Daily Times-News from Burlington, North Carolina • Page 20

Burlington, North Carolina
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'White House Nannie 9 Lived A Life Of Pain And Pleasure By AILEEN SNODDY NEW YORK Hundred Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C. was a closed world to us now, and I felt like crying." So writes Maud Shaw, the English nannie of Caroline and John-John Kennedy, in her reminiscences of seven years with the late President, his wife and children. It recalls the solemn moment when the special limousine swept through the White House gates carrying all but one of its favored residents to a new life. The memory still pains Maud Shaw, and was a moistness in her very blue eyes as she discussed her life with the Kennedys.

She had just settled into a hotel and was sitting in the living room, bare of any warming or personal mementos. She was in the United States to publicize her book, i House Nannie," which cautiously recounts incidents in her days of tending to the Kennedy children. But perhaps the moisteness in her eyes could have been in an- ticipation of seeing her "very special friends" again, after an absence of a year. Her former charges did not know she was in New York and would be visiting the United States for three weeks. She explained the children hadn't been told of her visit because "I would rather surprise them than disappoint them if we can't see each other." A year a Maud Shaw helped Mrs.

Kennedy relocate in Georgetown and then again in Manhattan. She returned to Sheerness, Kent, England, to care for her elderly brother and sister. She had come full circle since she left her family in Malta at 23 to care for about 50 children in exotic spots such as Egypt, Cyprus and South Africa. My favorite time, though," she said, "was that brief period in the White House." Of all the children she tended, Miss Shaw says Kennedy children were her favorites. "I have a deeper love for them than all the others, perhaps because we have seen so much together.

This bond of shared joy and tragedy also drew he more closely to Caroline Ken nedy, she explained, than John F. Kennedy "as th young scamp liked to introduc himself even when I tried keep people from bothering th children. "Life before the White Hous had been orderly and routin for Caroline," Miss Shaw con tinued. "This may account fo her basic shyness. She's like he mother.

I felt drawn to Carolin in a protective way. "John-John was born into ac tion and excitement. I love him dearly but he was so ou going, he had his father' energy I didn't feel as pro tective toward him as I di toward Caroline." The "thousand and on days," she feels, were possibl the most important to Job. Kennedy as a father. "He more of the children in th White House because every thing was centered there, called it 'bobbing to and fro but the children saw him a breakfast, often a lunch or the FAMILY KITCHEN LAUND.

ll-8x ll'-O" HISTORICAL EXTERIOR of Plan HA446M does not follow through into the planning of the home because contemporary efficiency has the prime design factor. Bedrooms are grouped together with their bath; living and dining rooms are at the rear, and service areas are in the front. The bath is located for easy access from both bedrooms and foyer; there also is a lavatory at the service entrance. Basement stairs at the service entrance avoid undesirable service calls tracking through the house. Exterior materials are brick, veneer, old-design narrow siding, wood-louvered and paneled shutters a i paneling, floral-designed leaded glass front door side lights and wood double-hung windows, Architect is Rudolph A.

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Mrs. Kennedy, too, had more time for the children during the White House term." Miss Shaw feels she and the Kennedys saw eye-to-eye on how to rear children. "They wanted Caroline and John-John to be well mannered and obedient," she said. "They wanted healthy, happy children, and it seems I must have given them something of this because friends of the family were surprised at how well- disciplined the children were when we moved to New York." Explaining how she coped with the different temperaments of the Kennedy children, Miss Shaw expressed her philosophy that "if you want a child to do anything, then keep at them until it is done. In time he will learn your word is law." This, she said, proved true in her handling of young John since he was "more outgoing, had a PREFAB SPIRES GREENSBURG, Pa.

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quick temper and always tried to get around you." Caroline she reasoned with, Miss Shaw admitted, and only whacked her once when she wandered off "and scared me." Even with their varying temperaments, Miss Shaw reveals that Kennedy liked to dress the children similarly. "She liked to have them match," Miss Shaw said. "Mrs. Kennedy said, 'Go select what you think I would Mrs. Kennedy wanted simple, good lines for the children, and everything had to match and blend.

Nothing fought against the other in color or pattern." Now retired in Kent after 50 years as an "international nannie," Maud Shaw says her only regret is the "quietness of the place. There's no theater, no card parties and I miss my friends." HAPPIER DAYS: For seven years Maud Shaw attended the Kennedy children, Caroline and John-John. Here she leads them sight-seeing in her native England (London). 3B BURLINGTON (N.C.) DAILV TIMES-NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1966 Too Much Glue Forces Some To Spread Out By ANDY LANG AP Newsfeatures QUESTION: We have a set of redwood furniture which we use on the patio in back of our house. I recently decided to tighten up some of the joints, which had been getting loose because of the hard usage the furniture gets from our five children.

I opened up several of the loose joints, scraped off the old glue and then reglued them with a powdered casein, which had to be mixed with water to be made workable. Everything was all right until the glue dried, when stubborn stains appeared all around the joints wtere some of the glue eked out. It took quite a bit of sanding to remove the stains. What did I do wrong? ANSWER: While you probably put too much glue in the joints, forcing some of it out when the pieces of wood were joined, the basic mistake was in using powdered casein glue on redwood. This particular type of glue can be used for most woodworking jobs and is especially strong, but it is likely to stain an acid wood, a category into which redwood belongs.

Furthermore, although powdered casein is water-resistant, it is not waterproof and therefore is not the best choice for any furniture which will be exposed to the elements. In doing any similar job in the future, be sure to get a glue which uses the exact word "waterproof" on the container. And bear in mind that nearly all glues may cause stains of some sort, so wipe the outsides of the joints quickly as soon as the bond has been made. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE Having qualified as administrator of the estate of Cora Alma Jones, deceased, late of Alarnance County, North Carolina, this Is to notify all persons having claims against the said estate to exhibit them duly verified, to the undersigned at 117 Stagg Street, Burlington, N. C.

on or before the 4th day of November, 1966, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons Indebted to the said estate will please make immediate set tlement This the 4th day of May, 1966 E. H. Jones, Administrator. Estate of Cora Alma Jones, deceased May 4-11-18-25 NOTICE Pursuant to G.

S. (105-385) Section 1713 the undersigned will sell to the highest bidder cash the following vehicles: 1--1962 Ford T-Bird, serial No. 2Y852153666, license no. None 1--Chrysler, year unknown, serial No. 76597567, 4-dr, New Yorker.

Believed to be 1955 model. Attached to this is an Honor i Camper No. 91840, 1960 model These vehicles may be and inspected at the county jail, Graham, North Carolina. The purpose of this sale is to satisfy tax liens due Alamance County for unpaid personal taxes. Time and place of sale: 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, May 19, 1966, at the county jail. Graham, North Carolina. S. T. WEBSTER, JR.

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