My mind is boggled when I think about how far the fields of medicine and nursing have come since my mother trained in the early 1940’s. We both trained at the same nursing school, as did my sister. But we graduated in 1972 and 1973. I worked as a nurse from 1972 until 2010. I … More Nursing “Back Then” Part 1
In 2014 I joined a group on Facebook, named “I Farmed Tobacco as a Child.” Before I applied to join, I explained that I wanted to learn more about life on a tobacco farm because I had never experienced that life but had lived near tobacco fields and farms for many years. I was made … More Tobacco Farming in the South During the 1900’s
I wrote this blog eariler this year and thought some of my newer readers might enjoy it. Source: Westerns And Aging Gracefully I began to think about Westerns and aging gracefully last night after watching a special about the old western stars, their shows, and their memories of those shows. As a young girl, I … More Westerns And Aging Gracefully
My patient, Ms. Q, was on oxygen in the Coronary Care Unit where I was a nurse. She became quite a challenge as you will see. Ms. Q had a long history of cigarette smoking coupled with a heart attack. On her admission she and her family were instructed on our policy of no smoking … More Compassion and Understanding
Over my lifetime there have been certain qualities that have been instilled into my heart, mind and soul. My parents, my experiences in church, school, with friends, and everything that touched my life gave me a longing for these qualities. So years ago I wrote this poem about my life’s goals. I was fortunate enough … More My Life Goals
For a whole month after foot surgery in 2017 I was dependent on a wheelchair for most of my mobility. I learned some wisdom about how living is like being in a wheelchair. 1. There are two small wheels on the front of a wheelchair that determine which way the big wheels and chair will … More Wisdom From a Wheelchair
Have you ever had a close friendship with someone but were separated through consequences beyond your control? You move away from each other; get too busy to write or even call or just lose contact with them. You feel sad that all of those memories of shared experiences fade in your memory and evidently theirs … More What Are the Odds?