Author Archives: maryannniemczura

The Nurse’s Cape: a Symbol of Strength

The Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nursing Class of 1937 picture shows the newly graduated nurses standing in front of the Nurses’ Residence Building. The photo holds many memories for our family.  Standing in the second row on the right side, my … Continue reading

Posted in Altro Work Shops, Boston private and public health RN, Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Renaissance person, the Cape's Journey, The Great Depression, The Nurse's Cape | Tagged , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Roses Are Red

Roses are red, violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, I am so happy I married you. Roses are yellow, violets are blue; To a wonderful fellow, Happy Birthday too. Roses are pink, violets are blue; ’tis true I think, I … Continue reading

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Extol Nature’s Beauty!

Laud to nature’s jewels! Glorious surprises await the beholder. The lens of the camera, the photographer. Gaze at the abundance! Playful, multicolored gems. Anticipate the divine! Each jewel a masterpiece. Yielding to pliant nature, the photographer creates art delightful to … Continue reading

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Music Colors My Life!

Musical notes, beats, rests, keys, sharps, flats, major, minor, staff, treble clef, bass clef, rhythms, voices, moods, time signatures, adagio, allegro, forte, chant, chamber, carols, classical, dynamics, fermata, leitmotifs, sonata, staff, concerto, tones, voices – all this and more characterize … Continue reading

Posted in Berkshire Choral International, classical music, Happy New Year 2019, music composer, Symphoria, Syracuse Chorale, Syracuse Pops Chorus, Teaching, teaching German | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Max Predicts a White Christmas

My blog this week features guest writer, Jerry Melvin, my former School Superintendent with the North Syracuse Schools in Upstate New York. He wrote weekly columns in the local newspaper under the byline Superintendent’s Report.  Thank you, Jerry.  Merry Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in Doppler weather, guest blogger Dr. Jerry Melvin, Penn State, Schnauzer Max, School Superintendent, tv weatherman, weather and school closings | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Squirrel Tale

Each year at Halloween, we place a real pumpkin on the front step. When It first started, I took the broom to the front step to sweep the seeds left behind by Mr. Squirrel. Vowing to take charge, I purchased … Continue reading

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Nurse Emily to the Rescue!

A registered nurse involves more than having credentials or a job title. It is a profession and a lifestyle. One clocks out at the end of a shift. Having the ability to care for others becomes second nature and is … Continue reading

Posted in I Am A Nurse, Registered Nurse, saving a life | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments