Join me in a candid conversation with my 82-year-old grandmother as we go back in time to figure out where the wanderlust gene comes from in our family. Born in England, my grandmother Margaret Nocca went to 7 schools in two different languages by the time she was 12. She recalls her journey to the US that has roots in the second World War, and she goes further back to my great-great grandfather who used to take jobs overseas, anything he could do to stay traveling. Sound familiar? This is a get to know me and my family episode, grab a cup of coffee and settle in for story time with Granny.
Episode 48 Show Notes
About Granny (Margaret Nocca)
Margaret was originally born in England and spent some time in Geneva, Switzerland where she started school. During WWII she attended various schools in England before coming to the USA in 1947 where she graduated high school on Long Island, New York. She wanted to be a writer, but ended up studying photography. When she and her family moved from Long Island to Bridport, Vermont, she co-owned and operated the general store that is “The Red Brick Pantry.”
Eventually she returned to professional photography and even earned her pilot’s license, enabling her to operate an aerial photography business for several years. Since retirement she has returned to her original career goal of writing and has contributed to a local newspaper and several local newsletters, even a book titled “There’s Only One Bridport USA” published by the Bridport Historical Society in 1976.
The Red Brick Pantry – Granny’s book about her family’s move from Long Island to the countryside in Vermont and owning a general store in the sixties. (She is old school, if you want one, contact her and she’ll send you one!)
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