Remembering Canadian Nursing Sisters in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The website of The Friends of the Canadian War Museum (where I volunteer) includes the following references to Canadian nurses in the military – Canada’s Nursing Sisters.

FCWM Fact Sheet Canada’s Nursing Sisters 1914-1918

FCWM Research Paper Canadian Nursing Sisters in the Korean War (I wrote this one.)

FCWM Personal Treasure Artifact W2-15: Nursing Sister Served as Model for Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

FCWM Website banner photo (rotating with other images) No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Doullens


Office Down Memorial Page:Trooper Gerald Ellis, Illinois State Police

Watching the Blue Jays struggle against the Cleveland Indians tonight I noticed that the U.S. and Canadian flags were flying at half-staff.  I found this interesting story – Gerald Ellis, an Illinois State trooper died in the line of duty – acting instinctively and without regard for his own safety.  He’s a hero in my books.

Trooper Gerald Ellis was killed in a vehicle collision involving a wrong-way driver on I-94, in Green Oaks, at 3:25 am.

He was traveling westbound on I-94 when he observed another vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. He maneuvered his patrol car two lanes over and intentionally collided with the vehicle, preventing it from striking another car containing a family that was traveling in the same lane as the oncoming vehicle.

Trooper Ellis was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Trooper Ellis was a U.S. military veteran. He had served with the Illinois State Police for 11 years and was assigned to District 15 in Downers Grove. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and brother.

Source: Trooper Gerald Ellis, Illinois State Police, Illinois

See How Gotta Groove Presses Gorgeous Vinyl Records

There’s a video embedded in article – about a fast-growing company in Cleveland that makes vinyl records.  Lots and lots of vinyl records.

The video shows the techniques that go into producing limited-run vinyl records and it also shows the human contribution that goes into each record. There’s no room for robots in this plant.

Source: See How Gotta Groove Presses Gorgeous Vinyl Records