45 thoughts on “Spotlight On Writers – Nancy Richy, interview at Spillwords.com”

    1. OMG! Of all the places to see in New Jersey, JC is one city I would not recommend to anyone (sorry Jerseyites – just telling it like it is). My father’s family lived there and I hated visiting; we are nowhere near JC. I’m sure Jersey UK is a thousand times better. I have many friends in the UK – London, Lincolnshire, Manchester, Birkenhead, Liverpool, Wales … to name a few. Where are you?

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      1. My? I’m south coast now, Wiltshire. So you can add that to your list 🀣. But just to feed your love of the Beatles, I’m actually from Liverpool. Paul, George and John all lived within a mile of my parents’ house. But, like, 20 years before I was around.
        When I was in NYC there was lots I didn’t see. It was a case of thinking I would be there forever (I had the visa) and then the job turning sour after six months. I think outside of the city, we only got to JC and Niagara. I wish now I’d even got as far as Yankee Stadium or Meadowlands. I was a big Giants fan back then.

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        1. Well, I’ve been around a hell of a lot longer than you (I know … I wear it well 🀣) and I actually got to see JPG&R in person.
          Now, JC is quite far from Niagara which is on the Canadian border, a good 7 hour drive NE. Yankee Stadium is in The Bronx NY (tearing down the original piece of history was a travesty) and the Meadowlands is in New Jersey about 30 minutes from JC. Go Blue!! If you ever come to NY, I’ll be your tour guide! πŸ€—

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          1. We flew up to Buffalo – I was very hung over and it was noisy! Yes it would have been the old YS – old Meadowlands, too this was mid/late 90s.
            I lived in Battery Park City in a Chase appt, worked on Water Street, right down on the tip. One of the reasons 9/11 is so real to me is I used to walk under the towers every morning to work.

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            1. Oh, wow! In a weird kind of way I’m glad you were here at the time to truly understand the effect that day (and the days that followed) had on all of us. Hope you get what I’m saying. Battery Park is really a beautiful section now and quite exclusive – upscale eclectic neighborhood with outstanding views. I think we need to become penpals lol! I’m sure everyone is enjoying our conversations (especially Jersey City residents!)

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              1. I’m sure! But don’t worry – Liverpool is a shithole too! I couldn’t wait to get out (at 18). But come to think, neither could the Beatles!
                I was up there 10 years ago to bury my parents and, in its defence, it has improved.
                I liked BPC, but we were all very much bachelors (even those who had wives in the UK) Ate out all the time, fridge only ever contained beer… We used to go drinking up in the Village – I had been a big S&G fan so these places were all hallowed turf.

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                  1. Ha! Now that’d be a guided tour for *you*. I’ve been past where all three lived, Strawberry Fields is not far and I used to play snooker at Penny Lane!
                    My mum knew George btw. They had houses on the same street as children. Arnold Grove in a suburb called Wavertree. Really slum housing – outside toilets etc. At the same time. She stayed, George’s family moved to a new estate on the outskirts of the city (Speke).

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          1. I’m about 20 miles from Stonehenge. It’s about 10mi N of a city called Salisbury, I’m about 10mi S.
            I’ve only ever been there twice, both times to escort visitors! It’s bloody expensive! They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. 🀣

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              1. It’s crazy. The site is actually on a main highway (imagine an interstate) so is super easy to get to. But it is all fenced off, so you end up gazing through this chain fence at 400yds. This year… they wouldn’t open it for the solstice, the thing for which it is most famous, but instead broadcast some bs live on tv!

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  1. Someone I know told you recently :
    ” Nothing simple about your storytelling, Nancy.”

    “Did you always want to be a writer?’, I have to say β€˜No, I always was a writer’.”
    He was right!πŸ˜‰πŸ’«

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    1. Thanks so much, Grace, for your encouraging comments. “It’s a small world”, as the saying goes. I grew up on the corner of Eastchester Road and Burke Avenue, about 2 streets down from Boston Post Road. How about you?

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      1. It sure is. I lived all over the Bronx. First on 198th street and Jerome Ave.( across from Lehman College), then in Bedford Park near Grand Concourse, then Bronx Park East near Allerton, then Taylor Avenue, Morris Park, Williams Bridge Road, and finally Castle Hill between Havermeyer and Zerega. 🀣🀣🀣 That’s a lot but hey it was a long time. Now I am in Hendersonville, NC.πŸ’•

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        1. I am well acquainted with Jerome Ave, Grand Concourse, Allerton and Castle Hill but what will really blow your mind is the school I attended for 12 years is located on the corner of Morris Park and Williamsbridge Rd 🀯 Six degrees of Kevin Bacon πŸ˜‚ Gotta love it! πŸ’• 🐘

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