with Priscilla Nash
Little Conversations meets Priscilla Nash, 65+ year resident of San Juan Island. Priscilla has seen San Juan Island change significantly since she married Al Nash in 1950, moving here from across the water at Bellingham. The Island has been her home ever since, and she's still glad to be here.
Are you an Island resident or a visitor?
Do you go by a nickname?
What are the reasons you chose to live on San Juan Island?
I married into it, and I love it.
Would you rather live in the country or in the city?
I think the country is better. I miss the city, but not that much.
If you could live in only one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?
What is your favorite place on earth?
Right here on my hill in Friday Harbor.
What kind of vacations do you like?
I don't take vacations.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
To read a book.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I don't know what that could be. After 60+ years of me not shutting my mouth, I think people know what there is to know about me.
If you had a boat, what would you name it?
The Day Off
What book are you reading, or the last book you read?
Meetings with Mary
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To learn to use the computer better, know more about computers.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
If not yourself, who would you like to be?
I'd like to be a saint (but I'm not making it).
Who in your life has influenced you the most?
My mother, who adopted me when I was three months old.
Name 3 things you would not live without.
Good food, my house, my car.
If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
To be well.
If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be?
Father Healy*, Father Heffernan*, Mother Angelica.
If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Describe your idea of happiness.
Having my first husband to live with (but he was killed in the war).
*Father Healy and Father Heffernan were past priests at St. Francis Catholic church in Friday Harbor.