In January of 2015, Bill and Phyllis Nuckols made the short move across the water from Virginia Beach to The Chamberlin. The two former government workers have adopted the historic Chamberlin as their home after year of providing a special home for a large adoptive family.
Bill and Phyllis met on a blind date and got married in 1962 so this year they will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Early in their marriage Bill and Phyllis fostered children, and at one time had five under one roof. And Phyllis is quick to point out that this was done with only one bathroom.
They later adopted three of the children and now they have five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Bill spent four years in the United States Air Force as a Chaplain’s Assistant including two years in Japan. Later, he worked in the Federal Civil Service on Fort Monroe and also was a Methodist Pastor. He retired in 1988. Phyllis also worked for the federal government as an Administrative Assistant at Fort Monroe. She retired in 1992.
One day Phyllis recalls telling Bill, “It is time for a change.”
That change took them back within sight of a special place where they both once worked and a new home on the second floor that feels like just the right fit.