close this bookMorrinsville in the 1950s
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Remembers wanting to be a nurse and the life change that it made. Mentions friendships, pay and uniforms. Recalls living at the nursing home. Mentions Marist boys ringing up to "check out the talent" of the intakes. Mentions the difficulties some people found trying to pass exam and flat. Recalls going to Raglan for barbecues, and relates incident of going to a coffee shop in pyjamas with coat over them.