The 2007 Graduating Class of Beebe School of Nursing. Deborah is second from left in the front row.
This is Deborah and Teresa, her traveling companion and friend. They have logged alot of miles together in thes last two years. For you locals who have gone past our house and wondered who in the Shady Acres Crew has bought a red PT Cruiser — Wonder no more. Teresa is the owner of that pretty little car. And the weeks that Deborah drove her bug to school, the Cruiser sat in our yard.
Because Deborah knew more about bobby pins and keeping things on her head than many of the girls did, she was called upon to help make sure the nurses hats stayed where they belong. Not a simple task, to be sure, but no one lost their cap during the ceremony.
Deborah and her Grandma Yoder. These occasions certainly make us miss Deborah’s Grandpa. I think it is especially difficult tonight for Deborah. She and her Grandpa not only shared a birthday (fifty years apart) but he was always such an encourager, and quiet source of joy. If he is looking down, I know that he is pleased. “How ’bout that!” he’d say with his proud grin. “I don’t know what to say about ‘cha!”
Deborah Yutzy, Graduate Nurse
Valedictorian of the Class of 2007