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Senivr Cla A Hi to y
Dear S. C. H.
My how you've changed! The first time we saw you 'way back on September ll. l95l,
you looked quite different to us than you do now. You seemed very strange and unfamiliar -
even a little bit frightening. lYonder how we looked to you - green probies, thrilled with the
thought of beginning nurses' training, but very confused by it all.
lt seemed a welcome relief after the hurry and scurry of the day to gather together
that first evening for the big and little sister party. The friendliness and assurance of our big
sis's certainly did much to allay our fears and make us feel welcome in our new home.
NVe were soon to learn that in order to become nurses we had to know more than how to
give a good backrub. Anatomy, pharmacology, microbiology, psychology, and many other
"ologies" were soon whirling around in our heads in hopeless confusion. In the midst of all
this. we went on the floors for the first time to polish up on our newly acquired skills of unit
cleaning and bedmaking. Soon we were testing our abilities of giving baths and backrubs.
NVere it not for the watchful eyes and ever present instruction of our supervisors we never
would have learned those complicated procedures.
The Christmas holidays provided a welcome break from the grind of work and classes.
NVe wondered a little what our first Christmas away from home would be like, but soon
discovered that with all the teas, parties, and holiday "doings" there was plenty of "spirit
Our next hurdle was the giving of medicines - "the right medicine to the right patient
at the right time." Our memories of learning to give shots are somewhat painful but we
willingly suffered these minor irritations to improve in skill.
Finally, the long awaited day arrived when we marched proudly down the aisle to receive
our caps. We felt self-conscious at first and were somewhat awed by our new responsibilities,
but were glad to exchange the title of "green probies" for freshmen.
XVith this new distinction we started our special services of diet kitchen, central supply,
surgery, and obstetrics. Rotation lists from then on were eagerly awaited from week to week
as we wondered who would be the next to embark on some new service. X'Vhat a thrill
to see our names there!
Spring came early that year when we new freshmen proudly presented our first party
on March 20. Everyone seemed to enjoy the performance given by the S. C. H. "'l'hespians",
especially the talent shown by our "Shene sifterf'
Summer vacations passed all too rapidly and soon we were accepting the privileges and
responsibilities of "big sisters" and juniors. Being in charge on l'Nfs' really made us feel
important - especially when we knew the supervisor was never far away.
The pangs of separation were felt in February l952 when the first nine pulled up stakes
at Swedish Covenant and settled down at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Henrici's restaurant in the llferchandise Mart played host to our junior-Senior Banquet in
April. The highlight of the evening was the challenging and thought provoking message brought
by President T. XV. Anderson.
Soon after this Cook County Hospital claimed our nine adventurers who began their
studies in psychiatric and contagious diseases nursing.
Our senior year started with a bang as we met to discuss such important matters as
uniforms, class colors, verse, and song. It didn't seem possible that we were already seniors!
XVe finally got around to holding our "summer picnic" on Oct. 28 in the comfort of the
recreation room. The evening started out in a lighthearted mood, but ended in a serious vein
as we gathered around the piano and turned our thoughts to our spiritual needs.
january, l95i. came and with it the thrill of knowing this was "our year." .X visit to
President Anderson's home on the 25th of February proved enriching as we saw colored
slides of Europe and enjoyed an evening of fellowship together.
Banquets were really in style this year with the first one held at the Spinning Wlheel
on the 2nd of April planned by the Student Council. The Junior-Senior Banquet was enjoyed
in the pleasant atmosphere of Nielson's Restaurant. The inspiring program which the juniors
had planned so well for us will not soon be forgotten. On june with the alumni were
hostesses at their annual banquet in honor of the seniors. It gave us rather a strange feeling
to realize that soon we would be called alumni as well.
XVe want to take this opportunity to thank our class advisor, Mrs. John Bennett, for
all her understanding and patience during these three years. Her friendly interest in our class
has meant a great deal to each one of us.
And so, S. C. H., we soon will be leaving you, but the rich experiences which you
have given us, and the friendships we have made are valuable possessions which we shall
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Senivr CIMA Will
Wle, the members of the l954 graduating class of Swedish Covenant Hospital, being
unable to hnd anyone to declare us of sound mind and memory, but convinced of the fact our-
selves, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make,
ordain, publish, and declare this to be our last will and testament.
I, Vivian Anderson. will my interest in engineers to 'liurid Rafos.
I, Irene Arnell, will my sophisticated manner to Lois "Frog" Jolmson.
I, Dorothy Dobbs, will my apparently indifferent attitude toward the male population to
I, Evelyn Engblom, will my extrovert personality to Irma Johnson.
I, Goldie Fooy, will my teaching ability, especially mathematics, to Shirley Browne, our college
I, Edna Francis, will my well-organized, business-like manner to Mary Anderson.
I, Elsie Halla, will my accordian playing talents to Alta Marks.
I, Dorothy Hultberg will my tiny tootsies to Margery Moe.
I, Verlyn Hultman, will my journalistic tendencies to Barbara Anderson.
I, Carol Johnson, will my previous navy interests to Marcia Jenson.
I, Constance Johnson. will my proper hair length to Patty Kopulos.
I, Mildred Keller. will my artistic talent to Esther Wilhelm.
I, Elsa Knudsen, will my weight chart and the E. R. scales to Carol Swanson.
I, Eileen Nlclieeyer, will my boisterous giggle to Sue Rudecn.
I, Audrey Moulhaan, will my interest in 0. R. to Peggy Ann Holm.
I, Joyce Nystrom, will my borrowing tactics to Joan Harnesk.
I, Elna Peterson, will my demure ways to Nancy Johnson.
I, Lois Peterson. will my studious attitudes to Beverly Johnson.
I, Ilze Pulins, will my indispensible accent to Ann "Lucy" McQuilkin.
I, Evelyn Rohrbach, will my frequent hospitalizations to Miriam Freeman in case her ulcer
starts bothering her.
I Marilyn Stark, will my trips to see only one person to Gretchen Lindfelt.
I Carolyn Swalin, will my Nelson Hall interests to Carol Hamstra.
I, Barbara Thayer, will my letterwriting to Marilyn Scott.
I, Nancy Thomson, will my versatility to Shirley Connaway.
I, Dorothy VanderVeer, will my quiet reserved manner to Pat Anderson.
I, Matilda Hliens will my ability to live up to the motto "early to bed, early to rise" to
XVe, Helen Carlson, and Miriam Klint will our musical abilities to Ruth Ann Jacobson,
Patricia Moxon, and Jean Mattison.
XVe, Nancy Kristollersen and Joyce Parker, will our North Park interests to Sally Erickson.
XVe, Carolyn Coleman and Virginia Johnson, will our sewing abilities to Glenda Hoffman
and fil2ICC Swanson.
Last, but not least we, the graduating class, will the meticulous hfth floor lounge to
whoever will follow our foot steps.
CLASS OF 1954
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