North Side Nurse

“I think you’re a very foolish and stubborn girl, “Deborah,” Mrs. Hackett said as she prepared to bid her daughter goodbye. “And why you should wish to keep on messing around with a lot of poor foreign children is a mystery to me. I can’t think how you got that way in the first place. Even though your grandfather Bradley was a surgeon, surely that fact is no reason for devoting your life to nursing. Come on, darling. Christmas is over and you did your full duty by every sick child in your district. The worst three months of winter are still to come. I’ll stay another day. Let’s get away from this bitter northern climate. We’ll have fun down south and you may meet the right man — one often does, you know. I always say Florida is the most romantic spot in the world, and I should know.”