I dressed up for Halloween as a nurse… a REAL nurse! I was working in the ER on Halloween so I was a bit limited on what I could do so nurse it was. I am old enough that I had to wear a white dress and my nursing cap back when I first started out. I actually liked wearing my cap because every school had its own. It was a pride thing. My costume was pretty good other than I couldn’t wear a white dress because of the dress code (can you imagine a nurse not being allowed to wear white!)
Here is my skinny self (about 25 pounds lighter) in 1982 when I graduated.
I also wanted to honor my three 2nd great aunts, Mary, Ida and Dona Perry (sisters) that were nurses before me. Here are two photos of Ida and Dona. I don’t have one of Mary, unfortunately. Mary and Ida both died of TB which is sad. It is likely they contracted it while working.
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