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Something Special About Hair the Colour of A Copper Penny

Carole was a student nurse at North York General Hospital in Toronto in 1959.  She was excited about learning as much as she could about medicine & becoming a nurse.

One of her regular rounds of the wards, Carole walked into a ward with three new gentlemen patients, what caught her eye was a crown of hair that was the colour of a copper penny on one of the new patients heads.  This head of hair belonged to a patient named Jim, who had been admitted because of pneumonia.  He was a rugby player & had unfortunately caught a chill that developed into pneumonia.

Jim was not long at North York General Hospital as patient. During his short stay, Carole & Jim would find a few moments to chat together over his stay.

Carole was the nurse who helped with assisting patients getting discharged & was asked to wheel Jim in the wheel chair to the exit doors when he being discharged from the hospital.  During the trip to the exit doors, Jim asked Carole out.

Their first date took place at the Toronto Exhibition to watch the Military Band Concert.

On May 14 2020 they will have been married 60 years.

Carole was a Pediatric nurse for 22 years.