St. Francis School of Nursing Graduates – Friends for Over 50 Years | Local news from the Big Island

Eight of the women spend the night in a local airbnb.

On Monday they stayed up telling stories until 10 p.m.

When they were students, a woman said they just started at 10 p.m.

They were a musical group. They sang masses on the guitar in the hospital chapel. Sometimes they sang in bars.

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“We were kind of known as the singing class,” said Marian Spanjers, who lives in Audubon, Minn.

In 2018, visiting a small church in Estes Park, Colorado, the women began to sing impromptu. The acoustics were excellent in the Notre-Dame des Montagnes church.

Spanjers, from Loup City, even blackmailed Mary Ellen Lacy at her wedding.

When they were at school, the women gathered in the living room at the end of the day, often bursting into song.

But they also worked hard. Each night they had a study room for two hours in the library.

Women have a lot in common. Many of them come from farms or small towns, and they wanted to go into health care.

They also took care of each other.

DeCoudres, who graduated from high school in Cheyenne, Wyo., Had no relatives in that area. Kat Otto, Spanjers, and other classmates took her home on the weekends.

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