Archive | May 2016

Once Upon a Time

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Once upon a time there was a sleepy little village located in Maryland.  A 23 year old doctor came to this village to take over the practice of a retiring physician.  His dream was to open a hospital and in 1920 this dream came true.  This hospital had 28 beds and was the first rural hospital in the nation.  Dr. Jacob Wheeler Bird will always be famous in this community. After all he is the one who started it all and to whom my wine club owes its existence.

Many years later a Home Health Agency was created to extend the medical reach of the hospital further into the community.  The agency hired wonderful Therapists (PT, OT and ST), Nurses and aides who all believed in its mission to treat each and every patient as if they were family.

Before coming to this wonderful agency, I had worked for a telecommunication company that was super stressful and poorly run. Ultimately, they went out of business.  I had a month to find a new job.

I am a true believer in the fact that there are no coincidences. When I joined this Home Health Agency I felt like I had found a home. I belonged to something good.  Of course when you work in IS it is always stressful but I felt at peace here and would stay for ten years.

It is here I met all the wonderful women who would become the members of a Wine Group.  We have dubbed ourselves The Wine Women of West Virginia.  At the present time, none of us live in West Virginia (permanently) but one of our club members and her husband own a cabin there and they have been so amazingly generous to allow us to take over the cabin twice a year.

These women have so much to share which is why I created this blog.  To share the friendship that four therapists and five nurses have allowed me to share with them. This computer geek feels blessed to call these women my friends. So in this blog I will share stories, craft ideas and recipes because some of these women are fantastic  foodies .Of course I will share the wine and other adult beverages we drink that we think might interest you.

So Once Upon a Wine there were these women who formed a unique bond and a great friendship….. More to come.