amusing story that only Pittsburgh nurses of certain age will get

  1. Lunch time, I come in to check tray on cute little old lady around 90. She is channel surfing with a frown on her face. Finally she hands me TV controller and says, "I can't seem to find Bill Burns dear, will you see if you can locate him". :chuckle :roll
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  3. by   jnette
    Quote from oramar
    Lunch time, I come in to check tray on cute little old lady around 90. She is channel surfing with a frown on her face. Finally she hands me TV controller and says, "I can't seem to find Bill Burns dear, will you see if you can locate him". :chuckle :roll

    OK...so I'm not from Pittsburgh...

    no fair having private jokes
  4. by   pghfoxfan
    Quote from jnette
    OK...so I'm not from Pittsburgh...

    no fair having private jokes

    He has been dead awhile...an icon in Pgh news. (Kinda a goofball, if you ask me)
  5. by   oramar
    If she channel surfed till she found him that would either be a very old rerun or a Stephen King novel.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    LOL! I remember Bill Burns! And Paul Long. Used to run into both of them occasionally downtown (dahntahn).

    Thanks for the memory-jog.
  7. by   CoffeeRTC
    That is toooo cute!
  8. by   iliel
    what age group? I think I remember the names Bill Burns but I don't know why. I moved out of Pittsburgh when I was 11.
    Last edit by iliel on Feb 13, '04
  9. by   oramar
    Bill Burns was a TV anchor person in the Burgh from around 1950 until 1985. He retired and died shortly in late 80s. His daughter was also a TV anchor on same station. In 1980 they were featured on a network news story. It seems a father and daughter news anchor team was a very novel thing. I can remember them co anchoring the noon news many times. Alas, his daughter Patti Burns passed away recently. She was just a year or two older than me. They were both legends around here.
    Last edit by oramar on Jul 13, '09
  10. by   iliel
    Ok...I remember Patti Burns!
  11. by   rn-jane
    I remember watching bill burns and patty burns. I knew patty burns was sick a few years back, didn't know she passed away. I met her once at childrens hospital when my nephew was very ill, such a nice and very intelligent woman.
  12. by   Zee_RN
    I don't think I knew that Patty Burns died. That is so sad. I do remember hearing that she was ill but I was not aware of her death.
  13. by   NeuroICURN
    Oh my goodness....I didn't know Patti Burns passed away!

    Wow, you learn all kinds of stuff on this forum!
  14. by   CAMMIERN
    i knew patti burns personally, she was a good friend of my grams and her employers, and she was a pat. at the clinic i used to work, she was a goo hearted person.she had a long battle with cancer. thats why she left the news for a while, then tried to return to tv but it was too much

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