February 8, 2004
On January 19, 2004, HAZEL KRAFT (nee Bull) went home to be with her Lord. She was a devoted wife of the late George V. Kraft; loving mother of Vernon Kraft and his wife Mary, Kathleen Sweeney and her husband Ronald, Gary Kraft and his wife Barbara. She was known as "Nanny" leaving behind seven grandchildren. Also known as "Grand Nanny" leaving behind 13 great-grandchildren. We sure she will continue to pray for them as well as watch over them from heaven. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2004, at 11 AM at Overlea Chapel.
March 17, 2011
I agree with Dan Rodricks ("O'Malley shows more ambition than leadership," March 15) and this does not happen often. Our alabaster nanny Martin O'Malley or "MOM," is very ambitious, and he is also a good politician, but he is very weak in management and is a poor leader. By the way, these are all traits he shares with President Obama. Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
February 2, 2005
Last week, the new owner of New York City's Plaza Hotel announced plans to convert the historic building into condominiums, retail space and a much smaller hotel. Inevitably, the news alarmed devotees of Eloise, the children's literary heroine who happens to have lived at the Plaza for five decades. How will she handle condo life? Not well, we suspect. We wouldn't be surprised if one day soon we saw a missive very much like this (with apologies to Kay Thompson): Iam Eloise I am fifty-six I am an urban lady I live in a condo Ooooooooooooooo I absolutely loathe the condo I had a temper fit when Bill the busboy left and when Johanna the day maid took early retirement I scuffed and slomped and made a really terrible racket Now I have simply nothing to do You can't just skidder around anymore If there is a door open you must knock on it anyway and you can't say charge it please if the neighbor gives you a cookie and you must not pour a pitcher of water in the mail slot or the neighbor will call the police Oh my Lord it's boring I'm getting addicted to C-SPAN Nanny says The Plaza's gone to pot pot pot My mother e-mailed from Paris and rawther agreed The new kitchen has put Nanny out of her head She sklonks with the pots and pans and there is smoke and a smell Enough is enough is enough she says Eloise we're ordering out Here's what I like Planked Medallion of Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Vegetables Maison Here's what I get Lo mein I miss Rene with Room...
July 14, 2011
The Sun's argument that an outdoor smoking ban is not the government as nanny is circular and wrong-headed ("Smoking ban: A Howard County nanny state? Hardly," July 12). On one hand The Sun allows that there is little if any possibility of secondhand smoke health problems for nonsmokers in outdoor parks. In the next breath The Sun suggests that it still is in the government's best interest to not even tacitly condone an individual's poor choice. The reasoning here is that government knows best, or what is commonly referred to as government as nanny, despite what The Sun says.
January 28, 2005
On January 22, 2005, DOROTHY LILLIAN "Nanny" (nee Schmitt) beloved wife of the late Arthur C. Muhly, devoted mother of Leslie and the Rev. Don Holman, grandmother of Dawn, Dusky, John and Kay, great-grandmother of Maddie, Alex, Liam and Laura. Services at REISTERSTOWN BIBLE CHURCH, 605 Baltimore Boulevard, Saturday at 11 A.M. Friends may call at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Reisterstown Bible Church.
April 25, 1996
P. L. Travers,96, the woman who created the much-loved fictional character Mary Poppins, died at her London home Tuesday, friends said yesterday."Mary Poppins," published in 1934, was was the first of four books about the extraordinary nanny who arrived with the wind to look after two children in Edwardian London.The story received fresh attention in 1964 when Walt Disney turned it into a movie, starring Julie Andrews. But Ms. Travers, a fiercely private woman with an abiding interest in mythology, disliked the end product, saying it was too simplistic and toned down the darker side of the nanny's character.
July 21, 1991
Parents who spend all day making sure their children are having a good time in Ocean City may need some time for themselves at the end of the day.The resort has several child-care options for parents who need a break.Now in her third year of operation, Dial-a-Nanny's Fran Murray has 86 sitters who will come to your rental unit and watch your children. The fee is $7 per hour, and the service operates year-round, placing live-in and full-time nannies as well as summer baby sitters. Call 641-5594.
March 31, 1999
She looks harmless in her knee socks, Mary Janes and hair ribbons. She is six, quite proud of it, and lives in The Plaza hotel in New York City with her nanny. She taunts and torments incoming guests and braids her pet turtle's ears. She is Eloise, the creation of children's author Kay Thompson, and she lets everyone know it.Other people's annoyance is her amusement. She speaks in run-on sentences, mostly about herself, and she loves to order "one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons" from room service.