I recently picked up an old Cherry Ames book at a thrift store or a library sale or somewhere. (I'm a major book hound!) My sisters and I read all the Cherry Ames books growing up. I just loved them! Cherry made nursing seem SO glamourous! I was convinced I wanted to be a nurse till the summer after high school when I worked as a nurse's aide in a nursing home for 3 months. I figured out *real* quick that I was *not* cut out for nursing. However, one of my sisters did go on to become a nurse, and a good one at that, so I guess dear little Cherry did have an influence on one of us anyway! I'm re-reading Cherry Ames, Cruise Nurse just to see what the story is like from an adult point-of-view... and oh, my, just too good to be true! Exciting, glamourous, adventurous! But, hey, they wouldn't have a story if they weren't, would they? Watch for more books from my childhood... I was (and am) an avid reader!
The Cherry Ames Page