This weekend I went away again, to the Poconos this time. It was another reunion of my Nursing school class. This time we were celebrating turning 60! Seems like we will celebrate just about anything!
It was just beautiful up there! We didnt do much besides eat, talk, & drink. O yeh, we did go for hikes, watched the deer go thru the yard and thoroughly enjoyed each others company again.
We talked allot about nursing and how it has changed over the years, Not necessarily for the good. How incompetant we feel the new nurses are just coming out of school. Also, about the sorry state of affairs medical/nursing care is today.
We cant believe we actually took the Nightingale pledge all those many 39 years ago- how idealistic and young we were then.
We looked at many pictures of the past and couldn't decide how we got from there to here now.
We also discussed how remarkable it is that we still keep in contact still after all the time has past. Thirty-five of us graduated- 10 of us were at the reunion and we keep in contact with about 10 others, 2 have died that we know of. We would love to find some of the others. We are gonna try again next year for the reunion to connected with more. In fact we found another one this year. Our 40th reunion we are currently planning to take a cruise to Hawaii.