Nancy Nugent is an interviewer in Seattle, Washington!
1. What is your Servas background? My husband and I joined Servas about 30 years ago.
2. How long have you been an interviewer? I have been interviewing for 11 years and have had the pleasure of meeting some of the very best people who share values of peace and justice and making this a better world.
3. Where have you traveled? I have traveled with my husband to Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, England, Scotland, Wales, Turkey, Israel as well as extensively in this country.
4. What is one great memory you have from Servas (as a traveler, host, or interviewer)? So many positive Servas memories. One extraordinary one is of a host in Bristol, England. An hour after leaving him, I realized I had left my purse at his house and called to be sure he had it and tell him we were on our way back. He insisted on bringing it to me, saying he knew the roads well and it would be much easier for him. That captures the generosity and kindness of our experience with Servas.
5. What hobbies do you enjoy? I am a very busy, retired teacher, volunteering for Servas, the University Food Bank and Compassion & Choices (supporters of the death with dignity law in WA state). I knit, quilt, read, do yoga, walk, spend quality time with friends and family.
6. What is one of your favorite quotes? This is about 3,000 years old, from the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh: “Let your belly be full, your clothes clean, your body washed; enjoy yourself day and night, dance, sing and have fun; look upon the child who holds your hand and let your wife delight in your lap. This is the destiny of mortals.”
7. Why are you involved with Servas, and why do you think that Servas is important? Servas represents my strongest values. It has given me the oporturnity to meet and interact with extraordinary people.
Visit Nancy at her home in Seattle!