Jean Sheridan

Rookie (4th February 1947 / London)

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I was born in Bermondsey just after the war. I went to grammar school. I left at 17 and went to work for LLoyds Bank in Lombard Street. I married at 21 and had two sons before returning to work as a secretary. I am now retired. My husband works in the travel industry, so I am fairly well travelled. He still works part-time as a Tour Manager. more »

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An Old Lady's Poem

What do you see, nurses, what do you see?
What are you thinking when you're looking at me?
A crabby old woman, not very wise,
Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
When you say in a loud voice,
'I do wish you'd try! '
Who seems not to notice the things that you do
And forever is losing a stocking or shoe.....

Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill....
Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse; you're not ...

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