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AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

JOYCE VARGA PETRINA - The Bahamian Flight Attendant that became a noted artist and sculptor in the US

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Gorgeous Air Bahama
Flight Attendants





Pranks OB!

Barbara Batelaan
(smoking the cigar)
on the ground in Shannon,
Ireland




Nellie Mattingly Epstein
mounting the stairs




On the docks in Nassau.
One of our favorite Cargolux
mechanics was in town for
the day so I showed him around.





Air Bahama 1973 Flight Attendant
graduation





Joyce modeling in the cabin







Arlette Fabry and Captain Joe Gorrill




Capt Will Rogers takes Joyce
and her mother for a tour
of WWII sites in Luxembourg
(at 7:00am!!!) after being up
at the Black Bess most of the night.
It was so cold and they were so
sleepy but it was so much fun!




Does anyone remember Luxembourg
ever looking like this?

Joyce at the controls!


Joyce flew as Flight Attendant
for Air Bahama stationed in Nassau.
She is married to Jim Petrina
who originates from South Carolina.
They have two sons, Anthony and
Michael. Jim and Joyce met in
Luxembourg, got married there
and Anthony was born there!
They have been in the US for
22 years.



JOYCE PETRINA ART


Blue Haired Man
Local artist's image on CD. 
"Blue Haired Man" is used on 
the cover of a CD by Rice Drewry (Dr.) 
and is titled, "When You Smile". 
Rice Drewry, is a Memphis singer, 
songwriter and musician.
Also, one of the songs, Lily Of 
The Garden, was inspired by 
Joyce Petrina bronze sculpture, 
Lily. 




JOYCE PETRINA
ACRYLICS




For the past three years Joyce
Varga Petrina has been a volunteer
at St. Jude's Children's
Research Hospital
in Memphis
teaching art to 7th - 12th graders. JOYCE WITH AIR BAHAMA!




Joyce Varga Petrina, Memphis TN USA


JOYCE PETRINA ART


Good bye Norma Jean



Dream Time Abstractions

Joyce Varga Petrina represented at the
Harrington Brown Gallery

JOYCE PETRINA
BRONZE SCULPTURES

The last eight years Joyce has been 
creating bronze sculptures. 
One of the Joyce Varga Petrina´s 
bronzes was juried into the Inagural 
Exhibit at the National Art Gallery 
of the Bahamas.
The art museum is hosted in the
Villa Doyle. Dr. Gale Saunders.
The bronze sculpture was acquired
by a private Bahamian collector.

Joyce Vargas Petrina bronzes
were juried into the
Inagural Exhibit at the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas.







THE VARGA
PETRINA FAMILY


Eryn and Randy Varga
Barefoot sailing cruises!
Check out Joyce´s brother´s
sailing enterprise!




Our youngest son, Michael is in his last 
year of school so not only is this his last 
year of marching it is alwo ours! 

On one photo, Jim, my husband, is giving 
Michael a hand as he prepares for competition. 
You can see him having a last sip of water 
as his section lines up before competition and 
in the last, they begin to take the field for 
competition. They are having an outstanding 
year so far!




21 October 2007
Marching band season in Memphis TN!


FUN IN MEMPHIS!


JANUARY 23, 2006
Family photo! As you can see we 
have an extended family. From left 
are Sammy Darville of Nassau, my 
niece Michael Petrina, our son. 
Next to him in the center is 
Sund Hung, who is like our third 
son. He is from Korea.

In the back is Grace Haynes, 
Anthony's girlfriend and Anthony, 
our son is next to her.
Jim, my husband of 21 years and me. 
Greetings from Joyce!

Michael and Anthony



Joyce & family visiting
Nassau June 2006
photo taken at Clifton Pier



7 August, 2007
I see all the nice photos from Air
Bahama reunion in Dublin Ireland and
I´m thinking I will be going to 
Ireland someday to explore my Irish 
roots! My maternal grandmother was 
a Malone. There is a small museum 
for her in Hopetown, Abaco. 

She was famous for being one of the first 
white women to settle in the Bahamas when 
the British subjects loyal to the king 
left the Eastern Seaboard during the 
American Revolutionary War. 






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Eire - Ireland


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Brazil