I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do, or any
kindness that I can show to any fellow creature
Let me do it now, Let me not defer or neglect it
For I shall not pass this way again.
Well by now you are no doubt thinking, "Well, So?" I am a retired nurse, well over 75+, young in mind, so-so in body. I'm not a gullible person. I don't make friends easily, but once the friendship is made its forever. I was widowed in 1982. I have one grown son. I had three sons but lost two of the boys. I have Nine grand kids. There would have been ten but we lost one at age 38. As far as I know I have seventeen great and four great great. In my Greats I have 13 girls and 4 boys. My greatest desire Is to see them all before I have to say "Goodbye". I have worked in nursing over 50 years in every field. I prefer emergency work; no time to get attached. My Interests are animals, music, people I can click with and above all, my love of nursing -- taking care of the infirmed and disabled.
I was born and raised in California, went to nursing school there and moved to Oregon in 1980. In 1986 I moved to Las Vegas, NV to be close to my sister. Nevada was a real eye opener both in work and play. I moved back to Oregon in 1991. One thing I have done that fills me with great self gratitude is that with the help of my son, who lives in Nevada, we removed my older brother from years of living in a nursing home. This was a living nightmare for any human being. He was a mentally and physically disabled WW II Vet. We kept him at home with family, not an easy task. There were times that we were driven to distraction. Looking back and knowing that I did not defer or neglect him, makes me feel good. I also had the pleasure of debating with the VA system over his care for 15 years. I'm sure any war vet will know what I mean.
I'm new at this and it's hard for me to know what to say. I do better face to face. My fingers don't move as fast as my mouth. Ah. yes! "The Great Kid." I'm striving for longevity so I can keep him guessing (SMILE).
I have lost all my family but the one son. I'm the last of the line so if anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I don't think any of my grandkids could answer any question about my life. My son could but he doesn't answer questions and he doesn't remark about anyone.
I'm going to close this with another verse I've had for about 40 years. It's expressing my thoughts and the way I feel.
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