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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sepia Saturday----In the background

Sepia Saturday
Jan 19 2013

This photo of Alan's was actually the background of a photo taken of his aunt.
But he choose to crop to the action in the background.

I took 'In the background for my theme.'





This photo was taken around 1925.

The sister is a nurse from St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington Kentucky visiting the home of a patient recently released from the hospital.
Follow-up was and still is an important part of hospital care, whether it be a phone call or a home visit.
 
  The potato bag at the window shows the ingenuity of folks to use what they had to get along in the world.

I see a hat, probably on a nail.
Maybe a bucket and dipper for water.
A roasting pan for cooking and a lamp on the table.

I spent 25 years of my nursing practice as a home health nurse with the sisters and these scenes are still common today. 

St. Joseph Hospital was founded in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
(of whom you hear me speak a lot.)
and still stands today as one of the premier hospitals of this state.  

This photo taken from 
"Impelled by the Love of Christ."
History of SCN  1924-1936
by
Patricia Kelly, scn and
Rachel Willett, scn


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13 comments:

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I have a friend who is a in-home nurse and she reminds me frequently to be thankful for the conveniences and luxuries we have. A very humbling photo.

Lovely's Blot said...

Thanks for the photo. The first thing that struck me was that it didn't look so different from some of the older people's homes that I've seen in more recent times.

Karen S. said...

Oh my the stories I'm sure you could share! I noticed that too, and I know nothing was wasted back in those days, something was broken and it got fixed too rather than replaced. Children of today don't always know about those kinds of stories that are so important to share!

Maggid said...

What a special gift. Thank you for assisting me to see clearly what is there . . .

Vee said...

I'm sure that visiting nurses see a lot. And it takes a special kind of woman to do that work...

Alan Burnett said...

That really is a fascinating photography and says more about economic and social history that a shelf of textbooks.

Peter said...

Compared to the table (?) the nurse was not a very tall woman.

Wendy said...

What a humbling photo.

Peggy Jones said...

The table may have been a buffet. I cropped out the patient as it was a child and I do not know if is still alive. The sister has passed. She looks to be very old here.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

She looks so very tiny!

My Mom is a retired home health nurse, and my MIL has home health visiting her now ... what angels you group of folks are. Thank you.

Kathy M.

Little Nell said...

Goodness Peggy, that potato bag speaks volumes!

GrandmaK said...

I have always admired the home health nurse...Always a journey into the unknown. Wonderful post!!! cathy

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Peggy, That is such a great photo, Boy did they have it hard. I still think we send so much money over sea;s and can't even help the people here that are tax payers. My Daughter is still looking for a job, I told her to go to the clinic
They couldn't help her . SHE is not
eligible for any help with health care. She is not Nuts and not a
Druggie. They are the ones who get free help also people in prisons
who have broken the law. What a world. So I guess at 75 I will have to help, if I can. Be well and Thanks for being a nurse..