Nursing Then And Now: Some Surprising Similarities and Differences

I started my nursing career in 1972. I worked in hospitals from South Carolina to New Orleans, to Mississippi, to Western and Eastern North Carolina. After 38 years of nursing (17 years of that in ICU/CCUs) I consider myself an expert on how the nursing field has changed. I retired in 2012. In 1972 we used … More Nursing Then And Now: Some Surprising Similarities and Differences

No Why!

I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I lived there 22 years of my life. Our parents were good loving people. When I was a child, my family lived on the corner of an active street and an area designated for “colored” people to live. We had a very nice, older gentleman and his wife … More No Why!

Norie Understands

Norie is my thirteen year old, black cat. As two old gals, we pretty much understand how to live together. I have always tried to learn and respect her likes and dislikes. I also never try to scare her or lie to her; so she trusts me. If I accidentally step on her tail or … More Norie Understands

Norie and Toys

I am frequently amused by my cat, Norie’s rather prejudicial opinions of the toys I bought for her. Because she is a pretty smart, slightly chubby cat I aimed for mentally and physically challenging toys. Unfortunately I have failed multilpe times to engage her interest after a brief period of peaking her curiosity. The successes … More Norie and Toys