The former mayor has a denful of reminders of
those years in office- 30 framed Macpherson cartoons
("That fella has a marvelous needle in his
pen"), framed color photographs of him with Pope
Pius, Pope John, Pope Paul, Queen Elizabeth, Princess
Margaret, Prince Phillip, and a bust of Nate cast in
bronze by Paul Lancz in 1960 of which he is
particularly fond- fond in his own special.
"Look what a great job he did", he says,
pulling off his eyeglasses and adjusting them across
the nose and over the ears of the bust, pushing at
them to make them fit. "See this" says
Nathan Phillips proudly . "He almost got me
perfect, Good, eh". He stands back and blinks at
his own bronze likeness adorned in askew glasses ,
and unpretentious man who never hurt a fly.