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To sit down to lunch with Florence would be amazing. We could swap ridiculous nursing stories, like the time I put the dirty linen down the incinerator chute. The time, with another senior nurse, I played a practical joke on the junior nurses' dormitory ordering them to carry their mattresses down to the front foyer of the Nurses' Home for fumigation. I'm sure Florence would appreciate the need for fumigation. Surely Florence would have some equally if not more amusing tales to tell.
Now for somewhere to meet for lunch. I think coming to Australia would be an adventure for her so let's think what we could provide as food. I don't think kangaroo or crocodile would appeal; it doesn't appeal to me. Perhaps fresh seafood? The date is in September, the beginning of Spring, so the weather should be okay and not excessively hot. The venue would be George's Paragon Seafood Resturant at Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane.
We would eat fresh local seafood for lunch. Perhaps seafood marinara, spaghetti, prawns, scallops, mussels, barramundi, calamari, napolitana, garlic, cream and share a greek salad. Over coffee and dessert, Pavlova, we would continue gossipping and sharing stories. I would enjoy bringing Florence up to date with modern nursing and wonder at her tales of the Victorian era.
A most enjoyable lunch. Did you know that there is a Florence Nightingale Museum in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital in London? I will certainly be gooing there when I am next in London.