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title The Island's Florence Nightingale
creator Beck, Boyde
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>An unexpected storm darkens the<br />water and lights up the sky over<br />Charlottetown Harbour. On the deck of<br />the Rocky Point ferry a young boy<br />stands beside the chair of an elderly<br />woman. He is holding her hand. She has<br />asked him to do so, confessing she is<br />afraid of thunder and lightening. Ironic<br />that this brave woman, a nurse who<br />served in two major wars, should be<br />afraid of a summer storm. But maybe<br />not. Perhaps it is a measure of the price<br />her career has exacted. The flash of<br />lightning and roll of thunder may have<br />brought too many memories of another<br />summer — this one in Flanders —<br />when the Great War had added her to<br />its tally of casualties. Her passing timidness<br />belies the life she has led.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-452
source 34
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title The Island's Florence Nightingale
creator Beck, Boyde
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>An unexpected storm darkens the<br />water and lights up the sky over<br />Charlottetown Harbour. On the deck of<br />the Rocky Point ferry a young boy<br />stands beside the chair of an elderly<br />woman. He is holding her hand. She has<br />asked him to do so, confessing she is<br />afraid of thunder and lightening. Ironic<br />that this brave woman, a nurse who<br />served in two major wars, should be<br />afraid of a summer storm. But maybe<br />not. Perhaps it is a measure of the price<br />her career has exacted. The flash of<br />lightning and roll of thunder may have<br />brought too many memories of another<br />summer — this one in Flanders —<br />when the Great War had added her to<br />its tally of casualties. Her passing timidness<br />belies the life she has led.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1993
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-452
source 34
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>