Francie Mendenhall, left, gives a hug to Margaret Nady on a recent trip back to Nevada, where she was born and spent many summers visiting relatives during her youth. Mendenhall moved from Nevada to Houston, Texas, when she was 5. Her mother, Phyllis Logsdon Mendenhall, was a very good friend of Margaret Nady when the two were growing up. Nady was excited to spend time with Francie Mendenhall during the past week, saying they shared many meals and much conversation. Nady said it’s important to note that Mendenhall’s grandparents, Clarence and Frances Airy Logsdon, and her great-grandfather, Chauncey Airy, were major players in Nevada. “Her great-grandfather, Chauncey, was a prominent businessman in Nevada, who worked with Carl Irish in the Nevada Poultry business,” Nady said. Chauncey also was among those who started Indian Creek Country Club, Nady added. Mendenhall said her visit to Nevada was primarily centered around seeing the headstone that was created for her mother by Nevada Monument Company. “They did a very nice job,” she said. Her mother, who died in 2015, is resting at Nevada’s city cemetery with her own mother, grandparents and an aunt Alice. Other highlights of the trip back to Nevada, Mendenhall said, were visiting many friends, like Nady and Henrietta Hale, and being invited in to see the old Airy House on Eighth Street in Nevada, now owned by the Novak family. “They were so gracious,” in letting her tour it, she said. She also enjoyed her stay at the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast, which she called “a lovely place to stay.” Mendenhall flew back to Texas on Monday evening. Photo by Marlys Barker