Condolence & Memory Journal

Nadine was of the generation and so very like many of the unforgettable Texas women who raised me, instructed me and formed my world-view. Their incisive wit, wisdom and intelligence was a hallmark that, to me, was very unique to Texas women of that time and place and it always set them apart. I've always said that I was so blessed having been born into an old Austin family of bohemians and eccentrics with progressive politics. Nadine was a woman who parlayed her life into a unforgettable work of living art and she did it all with tremendous grace and class. Her daughters are also major stars in my personal life and it was through her I was given them. I celebrate your life, Nadine!

Posted by Michael McKinley - Austin, TX - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

Love you, Mrs Eckhardt and to all the Brammers and Eckhardts I send warmth and feelings of much love and condolences. It was an honor to know her.

Posted by Mary Margaret Delaney - Washington, DC - Friend   January 18, 2019

I will always remember my first visit, with Sidney, to Nadine & Bob's house in Georgetown. We sipped Constant Comment, ate cucumber slices and made plans to see 1971's very popular movie -- The Last Picture Show. Brother Willie accompanied us, but they wouldn't admit him to an R rated movie! We hurried back to the townhouse where Nadine, in her inimitable style, dashed off a note (on the Congressman's letterhead) giving Willie her permission to see the film (After all, it was written by her good friend Larry McMurtry!) We rushed back to the theatre, armed with Nadine's note and slipped in just in time to get three seats in the front row. My first brush with political power and a woman that continued to impress me for many years. RIP, Dear, Dear Nadine and thanks for kicking the door open and paving the way for your sisters. Love, Pam Gates

Posted by Pam Gates - North Bethesda, MD - Family Friend   January 02, 2019