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
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.
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.
February 6, 2005
It's the Friday night fish fry, and Nanny's boarding house is rocking. Women in brightly colored satin dresses and death-defying stiletto heels shake and grind to the hard-driving boogie-woogie beat. Men in sleek suits and pointy-toed shoes match their partners move for move until it seems as if the walls of the house itself are throbbing in time to the music. The air is electric with sex, and you can almost smell the cologne, sweat and fish frying in crackling grease as the camera follows a smiling, handkerchief-waving, grand-looking middle-aged woman who is making her way across the dance floor and working the room like a politician.
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.