Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On This Day in History

~When I am no longer even a memory--just a name, I hope my voice may perpetuate the great work of my life. God bless my dear old comrades of Balaclava and bring them safe to shore~

Florence Nightingale
May 12, 1820 - August 13, 1910

Happy Birthday, Florence. You and your ground breaking work are not forgotten. I'd like to tip my nursing cap to all my fellow nurses.

Hold your lamp up!


distracted by shiny objects said...

Hope you can see it through the rain, girlie!! Happy day to you and a well deserved pat on the back for your great works also.
Put your feet up for a few if Master Leo will allow... :>)

Stephanie V said...

I can't even imagine the life she lived and the battles she must have fought.

debra said...

A tip of the white cap to you and the others who advocate for their patients on a daily basis, and who provide caring as well as care.

The Crusty Crone said...

Nurses... some of the most smart, diplomatic, hard working people around!

jeannette said...

Yeah, Florence was a great example! I don't think she ever could foresee that she would be remembered a century later!

Sandy said...

I enjoyed catching up. Love the shawl, it's so colorful. Leo is a doll and I'm glad he helped you cook. Hope your finger is doing better and it was fun seeing what you've been up to.

Lisa L said... amazing woman. a tip of the white hat to my fellow nurses also..

Ruth said...

Amazing that all over the world nurses celebrate Florence Nightingales actions by remembering her and continuing to work with passion and skill to the betterment of our fellow beings.

Gail said...

A wonderful tribute to a grand women and an outstanding profession.

Finding Pam said...

I could never do what you do as a nurse. Thank you for your dedication.

I hope your thumb is better.