Before I talk about Cherry Ames, I wanted to share this card I made for my Dad's birthday! (actually, I wanted the card image to be at the BOTTOM of this post, but I can't figure out yet how to make that happen!)
I love the House Mouse images, and this one just made me smile! I got to use my new top note die, and I sponged brown ink all over it. I used stickles on the frosting (popped it up), and accordian folded a VERY TINY piece of DSP to try to look like a cupcake paper. I thought it turned out cute! Anyhow---
I knew I would be a nurse from "way back when". In sixth grade, I went to boarding school in Accra, Ghana. The school had a little library, and I was enchanted! I loved to read--I practically devoured books--and in the bush village where I lived with my parents, the library came to us in the back of a truck, and it didn't come very often! Needless to say, I spent a lot of time plowing through the meager shelves of books in that school library. That is where I first heard about Cherry Ames, Student Nurse! I practically read the print right off the pages of those books as I dreamed about the day when finally, "I" would be a nurse, too. Funny how the books never mentioned working night shift, weekends, and holidays!
I decided to google Cherry Ames today, and I found out the the books have been reprinted! I am going to see if the library has them--I truly can't remember what any of the stories were about. I have so many books that I keep going back to re-read. I feel like it is revisiting an old friend, and I think it would be fun to see if I still love the books as much as I did over 40 (gulp!) years ago!
I hope this link works, if you want to check her out!