[nfb-talk] Fwd: Met a person in Las Vegas who worked for Dr. Jernigan
dandrews at visi.com
Fri Oct 18 02:24:05 UTC 2013
Some of you might find this to be interesting.
>From: cheryl echevarria <cherylandmaxx at hotmail.com>
>To: reiff lund <dandrews at visi.com>, reiff lund <david.andrews at nfbnet.org>
>Subject: Met a person in Las Vegas who worked for Dr. Jernigan
>Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:10:23 -0400
>We found this very interesting on our trip.
>Would you please pass around.
>As you all may have read during the last few months, is that the NFB
>Travel & Tourism Division, a proud division of the National
>Federation of the Blind. Is that we had our very 1st Fundraiser
>Trip, which was a complete success and learning experience for all
>involved including to the people we met along the way of our trip to
>Las Vegas and Utah, and yes the parks were opened. The state of Utah
>opened its National Parks while we were there, even though the
>country was on shutdown.
>A few stories and descriptions of our experiences will be posting
>for meet the blind month, and I am also hoping in the braille
>monitor, but it will definitely be on the
>Below is one of the experiences that Deana and John Bates members of
>the NFB of Orange County, CA, had at the Riviera Hotel where we
>stayed the first night and the last night of our trip, about meeting
>a man who works at the Riviera Hotel, who worked for Dr. Jernigan in
>the 1960's at the Iowa Commission. Please read the story below.
>John and I wanted to tell you about a very unusual experience we had
>at the Riviera on Monday the day we left to come home. We ordered
>room service from Wicked Vicky's. The guy who brought our food was
>78 years old and his name is Eugene Plaid. Not sure if that name
>means anything to Ramona or not, but he worked for Dr Jernigan at
>the Iowa Commission in the 1960's teaching cane travel. He told us
>he came to Las Vegas to work with blind persons and had walked all
>over Las Vegas under sleep shades before he started teaching his
>students. He said he worked for the Riviera for 43 years his wife
>was a medical Transcriptionist and they put five kids through
>college. Apparently he worked two jobs one teaching cane travel as
>well as working at the Riviera. We loved meeting him and talking
>about his experiences. He has been to our National Conventions. It
>just seemed so odd to us that someone who would deliver our food
>worked at the Iowa Commission with Dr Jernigan.
>Also John and I had a big laugh about Wicked Vicky what an
>appropriate name rofl
>Cheryl Echevarria, President
>NFB Travel & Tourism Division
>National Federation of the Blind
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