Staff photo by Laura Lewis
Eighty-nine-year-old Nora Sheppard of Supply is pictured with Pam Myrick, who is helping Sheppard write her memoirs about her life as an orphan and child nurse in British orphanages during World War II.
Nora’s Christmas story

SUPPLY — It was a bleak wartime winter back in her native Britain in December 1941, and 16-year-old Nora Oglesby and her fellow teen-aged nannies caring for 20 orphaned boys were worried.

Recently relocated to a Scottish castle away from the deadly barrage of German bombings in England, the staff and children of one of Dr. Thomas Barnardo’s renowned orphanages were poised to observe Christmas with next to nothing.


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