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I recently disappeared from my weekday newscasts on Fox 5 San Diego. Boy has that led to a lot of questions! So, let this post serve as my Wikipedia page.
First things first…Was Loren Nancarrow fired?
Heck no! I love my employers and last time I checked, they feel the same about me ( I ask them all the time). I am on extended sick leave—something to do with a brain tumor. It’s a bad one and I’m undergoing chemo and radiation for it right now. My mind is just fine but the blob left my right hand sort of useless. This seems like a good time to introduce you to my daughter, Hannah, who types as I dictate and manages my new online persona. In other words, she’s my right hand (Hey guys, I’m Hannah). Not sure when I’ll be back on T.V. but I am working toward that goal.
How old is Loren Nancarrow?
I’m too damn young to retire—but old enough to get a discount at the movie theater.
Where is Loren Nancarrow from?
I was born in Seattle, Washington but moved to Miami, Florida before I formed any impressions of the Northwest. Stayed there long enough to know I like palm trees. I grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut. My dad opened retail stores for a big chain and by the time I went to 1st grade, he’d settled down into managing them. Connecticut is a great place to grow up—clear meandering creeks, gorgeous ancient hardwood forests, thousands of lakes with rope swings. Get the picture? Currier and Ives postcard. Just one problem with Connecticut: November to May. Remember, I like palm trees. From the time I arrived as a 6 year old, I had them stuck in my mind and vowed to return to their lack-of-shade—somehow, someway. I was the youngest of 4 kids so by the time I graduated high school my parents seemed happy to have me go far away—I did. I packed my bags and headed West to the booming metropolis of Goober Gulch, New Mexico. On Mapquest it’s called Portales. That was my home for the next 5 years.
Who were Loren Nancarrow’s parents?
As I mentioned, my dad was a department store executive. He worked a lot and our relationship was sorta like that Harry Chapin song “Cat’s in the Cradle”. My dad died in 1990. My mom also worked but her true passion was the theater. I’d often come home and hear yelling in the house and worry that there was a family fight. Thankfully, it was just my mom practicing for her latest role in one community theater or another. She’s still “acting out” at 94.
Who is Loren Nancarrow’s wife?
For the past 27 years I’ve been married to the former Susie Fleming, a local girl who grew up in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and graduated from San Dieguito High School. She is the amazing love of my life and the person who makes me look better and smarter than I am. She owns her own real estate brokerage, Nancarrow Realty Group. Forgive me (a moment of pride) but she’s the best Realtor in the country. I’m crazy about her.
How many kids does Loren Nancarrow have?
Susie and I have 3 kids. The oldest is Graham (24 years old and not named after the cracker). He’s a real estate agent and rising country singer/songwriter in a band, ironically named, Nancarrow. Our second is Hannah Jane (23 years old and not named after the Hootie song) is typing this as I speak. She’s a social media marketing genius who inherited my short legs—and big head. Number 3 is Britta (19 years old and not named after the water filter). She’s a sophomore at C.U. Boulder and lovingly came home ’til we get this whole cancer thing worked out. Visit her at the hostess desk at Jake’s Del Mar—tell her Loren sent you.
Why does Loren Nancarrow wear cobalt blue nail polish?
Funny story, on the day I got out the hospital following brain surgery, Susie wanted to get a mani/pedi (or whatever you call them) and I went with her. So, I jokingly said I wanted to get my nails painted and Susie said that cobalt blue is a healing color. And…BOOM….blue nails. I posted a picture of them that night. Within hours local radio host, Sam Diego, showed up on my newsfeed with his own cobalt blue nails. A movement was born. Since then, I have received hundreds of pictures from you, showing your support in a colorful way. All I can say is “Thank you. It’s touching.”
My Life in the past 2 months is not something I asked for but I accept it and I see it as my latest journey. My senses are sharper, my appreciation is deeper and each experience holds more wonder. Thank you for all the concern you’ve shown and for the kind things you’ve said about my writing.