Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintate Thingie Thursday and Tea Talk with Ruth

Ya it is Thursday again.

Vintage Thingie Thursay is a fun meme. Pop over and visit some and maybe you would like to join in. 
Something old, older or very, very old and a little story to go with it.
Fun for us all and we get to know each other better.
As I have mentioned before on my blog nursing is my second career.

It was a big deal to graduate from nursing at age 48 with 6 children at home.
This was one of my cutest graduation gifts.

 Double click for detail.
 It even has my name on the note pad.

My sister-in-law made this in ceramics class.

It makes me smile everytime I look at it.

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Loyola University has a college in Belize where the SCNs work with helping to educate Belizians for lay ministry.

This is my cup that I got when I was in Belize City on a missionary trip.

Having..... Earl Gray strong since it is in the morning and I am working my crossword puzzle.
Need to be wide awake.

Thinking about.........Reflecting on how that trip to a third world county sure opened my eyes to the way another culture lives. 
They are such a proud people and so full of respect for others and themselves. They are working very hard to bring their county back from the devastating loss of the Mahogany tree in 1975 in Hurricane Hattie. Logging those trees was their entire national economy.
Belize is a tiny county between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America. After losing the logging industry the English began to build up the tourist trade beginning to uncover the Myan ruins and building resorts that cater to the rustic way of living along with the luxury resorts.
About the size of the state of Massachusetts, it is governed by Parliamentary Democracy having earned their independence in 1981.
About 50% of the population are Roman Catholic.

Feeling ...........I miss the folks I met there. Some of them get to come to the US to study due to the help of the Sisters and some even join the convent and study here and in Louisville. I occasionally see some of them when they come. I would love to go again.

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson
 Go here to visit with Ruth and all the lovely folks who drop by.


Pondside said...

You were so fortunate to have that opportunity, Peggy. Who knows....perhaps you'll return.

Coloradolady said...

Well congrats to you!! That is a very cute little nurse and a very thoughtful gift. Happy VTT!! Thanks for sharing with us today.

Anvilcloud said...

I never realized (or remembered) when you got your nursing. At 48 with 6 kids is a huge accomplishment. Most couldn't do that.

Vinni said...

Wow, that's a very cute gift, it made me smile so i understand when u say it brings a smile on ur face.

GrandmaK said...

Cute little nurse. I have some ornaments given me that have my name on them. What fun they are to see and remember the person who gave it. Have a grand day!!! I'm off to work. Cathy

hip-chick said...

that is a very cute gift. I haven't had Earl Grey in a few weeks now. I love it.

Illinois Lori said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the informative post re: Belize...I didn't realize it was that small!


Mina said...

Thank you so much for stopping by today and having fun with Herger.

Congratulations on your nursing career. Oh my goodness...with 6 children at home. Very impressive!
How wonderful that you had the opportunity to serve as you did. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Karin said...

Another fascinating post! Great to learn more about Belize - nice mug! That little nurse is so cute! This is a huge deal to graduate from nursing - almost like a second career - and still have 6 children at home. Can't recall if I've read in what area you did your nursing.

Ann said...

I am sure it is BIG thing, graduating at 48.

I ran the 1/4 marathon at 50, and hopefully next week, at 56 I publish my first book.

We are woman, hear us roar.