Seattle Sutton Hosts Nursing Class from 1954

I’m so happy to have just spent the past two days with the nursing class I taught in 1954 at Peoria Methodist Hospital. They came for a visit in Marseilles and I showed them around. Those ladies are a fun group and I’m so glad we’ve kept in touch all these years…60 years! It was fun to learn about their families and what they’ve been up to.

I wasn’t that much older than them when I was their nursing instructor, so it was like getting together with long lost friends instead of former students really.

The whole idea for them to come and visit started this summer when they invited me to their official 60th class reunion and I gladly accepted, making the trip to Peoria for the day. It was great to see them and visit. It got me thinking, it would be great for them to come and visit me…my company and my newly developed Marseilles Museum too. Fast-forward to this week and that’s exactly what we did. I hosted the ladies I taught many years ago.

We had a great time catching up on life…family, kids, grandkids and for some of us, great grandchildren. I hope we can do it again some time soon. I thought you might like to see a photo from Monday when I provided them a tour of our production facility in Ottawa, Ill.

Pictured from left to right: Me (Seattle Sutton), Nilah Reiman, Peggy Miller, Jo Jamieson, Marianna Schrader, Wilma Christiansen, Caroleen Morrison and Judy Concklin.