Mary Alice: Gypsy Nurse

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AuthorHouse, Nov 30, 2012 - Fiction - 306 pages
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Mary Alice was a Renaissance woman. Born in the mid 1800s, she was the offspring of an illiterate Gypsy girl and the black sheep of a prosperous family. Through the leading of the Holy Spirit and the kindness of a wealthy relative of her father, she was educated on many subjects. She married a reformed skirt chaser and they moved to Oregon, where he worked as a logger and she as a nurse/midwife. Alice, as she would become known, was a strong, intelligent and respected woman raising a family and rescuing lost souls while serving as the chief medical attendant in several logging camps in the mountains of northern Oregon.
 

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Contents

Foreword From The CoAuthor
Chapter Three The Illness
Chapter Five The Dream Baby
Chapter Seven The Angel And The Devil
Chapter Nine The Big Adventure
Chapter Eleven Starting A Family
Chapter Thirteen The Visit
Chapter Fifteen Arrival And Departure
Chapter Seventeen The Train Wreck
Chapter Nineteen The Principal
Chapter Twenty One The Other Side Of The Coin
Chapter Twenty Three The Pretty Mushroom
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This novel is a result of a labor of love from two women mother and daughter: Ilda was the daughter of the real Mary Alice’s youngest daughter and an Austrian immigrant. She had many of her grandmother’s talents and abilities. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. When World War II broke out she got a job as an aircraft electrician in a defense plant, then joined the Navy nurse Corps. She married another veteran named Frank in August 1947. They made their home in Southern California and raised three children. The family moved to the Seattle area in 1966. One of her hobbies in her later years was attending a writers workshop and writing poems and short stories. She and Frank were enjoying their Golden years when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the 1990s. Her husband died in 1999 and she followed him in 2003. Cora, her youngest daughter, was thirteen when the family moved to the Seattle area. She met her future husband Dan on the school bus less than two years later. They have one daughter and only furry grandchildren. They traveled with the Air Force for twenty years until he retired in 1991. They settled in a small town southeast of Seattle. Cora was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, only working a few part-time and volunteer jobs. Now she works at home as a writer and travels the Pacific Northwest as a Christian speaker, assisted by her re-retired husband. The co-author, Cora, has a Facebook page and a webpage: maryalicegypsynurse.com. She can also be emailed at: cleeowen@Comcast.net.

This novel is a result of a labor of love from two women mother and daughter: Ilda was the daughter of the real Mary Alice’s youngest daughter and an Austrian immigrant. She had many of her grandmother’s talents and abilities. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. When World War II broke out she got a job as an aircraft electrician in a defense plant, then joined the Navy nurse Corps. She married another veteran named Frank in August 1947. They made their home in Southern California and raised three children. The family moved to the Seattle area in 1966. One of her hobbies in her later years was attending a writers workshop and writing poems and short stories. She and Frank were enjoying their Golden years when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the 1990s. Her husband died in 1999 and she followed him in 2003. Cora, her youngest daughter, was thirteen when the family moved to the Seattle area. She met her future husband Dan on the school bus less than two years later. They have one daughter and only furry grandchildren. They traveled with the Air Force for twenty years until he retired in 1991. They settled in a small town southeast of Seattle. Cora was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, only working a few part-time and volunteer jobs. Now she works at home as a writer and travels the Pacific Northwest as a Christian speaker, assisted by her re-retired husband. The co-author, Cora, has a Facebook page and a webpage: maryalicegypsynurse.com. She can also be emailed at: cleeowen@Comcast.net.

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