Most days I feelproud. I am especially proud of my grandmother Francis. She was born on April 1st 1906
in Iowa. She always joked about this birthdate as she was born on April
fool’s Day. She was born and raised on the family farm. When
Francis was first married she and her husband owned a roadside restaurant
in Iowa. Francis and her
husband had a daughter in 1935. Francis completed her nursing training in Nebraska. As a single mom she made the long journey to California alone with just her daughter.
Francis became a nurse instructor in 1940 at the French Hospital in Los
Angeles. Francis helped to train a new generation of nurses during World War
Two. After the war Francis realized professional growth when she became the head of nursing at Centinela hospital. So proud of her!