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Nurse – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

The young nurse was on her way to the hospital to start her shift when she spotted a stray kitten meowing by some bushes. She could tell it looked very young and weak, and obviously needed help. Not seeing any signs of siblings or the mother cat, she took the kitten to the nearest shelter, where they were able to place the kitten with a cat who’d just had kittens. The mother cat instantly accepted the kitten and let it nurse from her. Relieved that the kitten would be nursed back to health, the young nurse headed to work.

This day-late post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “nurse”:



What I Learned from High School History

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Hi, SEers. You’re with Mae today, and I’m spinning the clock back to highlight education during my teen years.

High school history taught me numerous events, but it also taught me something about myself. When I was in school, I sorta/maybe/kinda liked history class, but there was something missing. It was only later, as an adult, I’d discover what that something was.


History taught me about events. The American Revolution, the Civil War, the U.S. expansion west, the Plains-Indian War, etc. I found all of that fascinating to a degree, but it lacked the human element. I’m not sure what made me pick up my first nonfiction title as an adult. The book was called The Patriots, written about the men behind the American Revolution. Men who became the founding fathers of the United States.

Suddenly I was reading about the people behind the incident, rather than the…

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