May 7 is School Nurse Day, and Leg of Lamb Day. That brings interesting pictures to mind, and it’s really, really hard to know where to go with that. Luckily, it’s also National Tourism Day. Maybe it’s a good day to send your favorite school nurse on a tour, and have a Leg of Lamb dinner to raise funds.
Maybe not. I didn’t know there was a first school nurse. I someway thought they just grew in our neighborhood schools, so this is good to know. Right away, that’s a celebration.
It began with the doctors. In 1897, New York City hired 150 physicians to inspect students for contagious disease. They spent one hour each day identifying the various cases of head lice, impetigo and tuberculosis, sending afflicted children home with a note stipulating the pupil could not attend school.
We didn’t have a school nurse when I was in school but we had only one teacher for seven grades. Ada May Noble stayed in the seventh grade til she was 18 and got married. My kids were very familiar with the nurse’s office. Apparently school made them sick since they were always having to go to the nurse’s office to lie down.
Today is also Leg o Lamb Day. Some people won’t eat lamb no matter what, and I don’t like it much. You can’t help visualizing the poor little lamb looking up at you and saying, “What did I do?” Here’s what Yahoo Answers has to add regarding vegan Leg of Lamb: “use wheat gluten! It tastes just like meat, he’ll never know the diff. Besides, you’re fooling around with my bf, he’s been eating tofu for years, I told him it was a low calorie meat.” I say let’s skip the whole thing and just go to National Tourism Day.
That will give us lots of possibilities for a celebration.