Wednesday, May 6, 1959 (cont.)
Now, back to Baptist Hospital where I met your dad the second time when he paid attention to me. He wanted to take me to a show, open air show, with seats and sky above. Everybody in that day there were practically no automobiles, most people rode in street cars, buses they say today. I had an apartment with 5 other graduate nurses, all good women, some much older. Mother Logan and Miss Susie Hallie –
Thursday, May 7, 1959
who had been my head nurse while I was in training – Miss Snider, Miss Numally and Maude McGregor. We lived at 14 N Claybrook had 3 bedrooms, big hall and kitchen used what we called the parlor downstairs. People were much more refined then today so unless a place was bad, it was sure conducted in the right way. Of course, today there more people. I had the date with your dad and knew Dr. Warde and Dr Tabb both wrote me a letter every day, so his first object was to see if he could get rid of them – that is, I would. He was a love maker to all the girls but he told me I was the one girl in all the world so I wrote the others after I was engaged to your dad. I always have and always will be here, love making and romance is a something reverent and has dignity – meaning and speaking the truth where one gets married, it should be with honor and dignity and deep respect
Friday, May 8, 1959
for each other. Dr. Tabb came to Memphis and wanted me to go back with him and Dr. Warde wanted me to marry him then. Choosing a husband or wife or choosing anything in life is always a chance for any thing, maybe mostly the unexpected – or the coming true of dreams of life or maybe just about anything goes wrong in one way or another. Well the days went along – I was 20 May 3 and married your dad, Oct 12, 1913. He was 24, Oct 20. We were married at 14 North Claybrook St in Memphis just after church by Dr. J. L. Webber pastor of Madison Heights Methodist Church. We were married at 14 N. Claybrook, where I lived with several nurses in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Wm McDermott. We nurses had an apartment, Miss Susie, Hallie, my former head nurse at John Gaston
Saturday, May 9, 1959
Hospital. “Mother” Miss Annie Logan we loved and was a wonderful Christian. Miss Nina Snider, Maude McGregor, Mrs. McDermott, sisers who also was in nursing school with me, Dr. George Holcomb was present and Dr. Arthur Porter took us to our place we were to live. Dr. Holcomb later practiced in Nashville and is dead now. George Jr, his son, is a doctor there now. Dr. Arthur Porter is still in Memphis. He was from a wealthy family. We lived on in Memphis until after Frances, your oldest sister, was born on Vinton Ave. We lived out near my parents, William Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Piercy, till Frances was seven months old. She was a happy and healthy blond baby, very pretty always smiling.