Tributes and Reflections
If it is true that one can come to know a man from what his friends have to say about him then we know that Arne Nixon was loved by many. He made friends wherever he went the world over. Listed here are a few of his friends' remembrances and reflections. If you would like to add your memories of Arne to this tribute page please send e-mail to email@example.com.
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- Mario Baca - Arne John Nixon
- Maurice Eash -
- Carmen Farr Gregory -
- Jukka-Pekka Mecklin - For Professor Arne Nixon's Memory
- Jo Ellen Misakian - My Recollections of a Wonderful Person
- Ivan Rowe - The Hen Connection
"I can still hear him muttering in the confines of his office, like Eyore in A. A. Milne's classic story of the Winnie-the-Pooh, ‘Oh bother!’"
"Throughout his lengthy teaching career, Nixon held that if children were exposed to the early stimulation of reading widely, they could be relied upon to be self directing in their reading choices."
"Both Baum and Nixon were greatly marked by their experience in the rural Great Plains of the United States, which is reflected in their respective interpretations: fictional characters and setting in Baum's world; and critical, world interpretation of children's literature in Nixon's world."
"Dr. Nixon used to tell us students that in the simplicity of children's literature lie the deepest truths. I often thought that in the simplicity of his kindly nature we also found deep truth."
"Arne frequently used Finnish words in his storytelling. As far as we know, most of his "magic words" were invented Finnish sentences..."
"As we journey through life we meet and get to know many people. Some enrich our lives in ways and on fronts that cannot be measured. Arne Nixon was one of those people."
"...one evening as we smoked our cigars and talked, one of my wife's chickens, a spotted hen, Rockie, flew over and sat on Arne's lap."