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The Beginning of My 60 Years (3)

Posted by berkeleyscot on May 21, 2009

When I was growing up in Buckie, there was only one thing that associated me with Cuparstone Nursing Home. That was a book given to my adoptive Mother, by the Matron, Mary Stewart.

It was a ‘Baby book.’ It was quite academic and might have been a textbook for nursing school.

Miss Stewart had marked chapters that would have been helpful to a new Mother. She had also signed the copy.

When Dad died and I went to Buckie to prepare the house for sale, I planned to take the book back to California with me. It was part of my heritage.

But, by the time I got there, the book had been tossed out by the people who wanted to make my task easier.

It was so deeply personal to me that I could never have explained my loss to them.


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