Speaking of nursing goodies. My mother, who passed away a few years ago, once told me of a nursing cape that they were given as part of their uniform when they were in nursing school
. She always talked about how beautiful the cape was. I remember asking about it as a child what happened to it, she said, "I can't remember where I put it, so I probably accidently lost it somewhere over the years."
My father and I were going through a trunk in the attic (only accessable by ladder, not stairs), and for some reason, he thought it belonged to me. I told him I never had a trunk, and he knew it wasn't his, so we opened it.
Keep in mind, we never went up to the attic.
The trunk was lined with satin and filled with cedar blocks, and there was an organizer on top....we lifted the organizer and laying, perfectly folded and wrapped in dry-cleaners plastic, was my mothers beloved cape.
It was navy, with the initials of her hospital embrodered in gold on the collar, the lining was red satin or silk, and had her initials embrodered on the inside as well. It was in perfect condition and had no odor.
Even though these capes are no longer "en vogue" as they once were so many years ago, when I get my nursing degree, I want to have my picture taken in the cape...as we have a picture of my mother wearing her full nursing uniform with the cape as well.
<sigh> I'm so glad I found it.