I was always a curious child, full of questions, taking in information especially from the adult world that I didn’t always comprehend. I did love to be read to and had watched lots of Westerns on TV. One part of the Westerns I was in love with were the horses. That’s a story for another … More How I Almost Ended My Life at 6 Years Old
Everyone has unusual experiences to share that make our lives more interesting and unique. Those events help make us who we are and give us stories to share with others too. The following are five of my most unique adventures but there will be more! I would enjoy hearing some from you all, if you … More Been There; Done That
The Sweetness of Sister Sister was only the second cat I was owned by. She was quite unlike Norie in many ways. But her gentle, sweet nature made her the most lovable cat I ever knew. Being a one person cat, Sister always ran and hid from visitors unless they made several visits close together, … More Memories of Sister, Part 1
This week I am sharing stories about my parents. Mother’s Day was yesterday and today was Daddy’s birthday. I like this post because of the pictures that show the love my parents had for each other and the words portraying what wonderful parents they were. I wrote this in 2000 on my parents 50th wedding … More Thank You, Moma and Daddy
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
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
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?