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1=e0NT1ER Nuesmc simvice oupuvreecy BUl.1,E'1`1N  
Published at the end of each quarter by the Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. H
Wendover, Kentucky 41775  
Subscription Price $2.00 a Year  
Edit0r’s Office, Wendover, Kentucky 41775  
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Copyright 1978, Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.  

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» ARTICLE AUTHOR PAGE
  A Photographer/Filmmaker (Illus) Gabrielle Beasley 29
 3 A Salute to Couriers (Illus.) P. G. E. 7
 I Agnes (Illus.) 25
 I Betty Lester Remembers . . . 31
i·  Courier Tales (Illus.) Carmen Mumford, 12
` Kathleen Wilson,
 i Anne Upton, Margaret
 L McDowell, Kate Ireland,
I  Mary Balch, Jane Clark,
 i Nancy Dammann, Lucy
L Pitts, Lucy Grosvenor,
_`  Sally Hamby
  Field Notes 48
  Nancy’s Nook Sue Palmer 45
 _» Old Courier News 39
 i Once Over Lightly W B. R. Beasley, M.D. 2
  Something to Think About Gabrielle Beasley 36
  The 1978 Courier Conclave 3
 , The Song of the Siege
 - of Agnes (Illus) Lil Whiteley 26
 L The Present—Day Courier (I11us.) Jonathan Fried 32
  Urgent Needs 38
 » Wendover (Verse) Marion Shouse Inside
 _ Back
  Cover
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 2 FRoNr1ER NURSING SERVICE
ONCE OVER LIGHTLY
A great deal of gladness and pleasure is anticipated in the May ‘78 {
Courier Conclave, celebrating fifty years of Courier Service as the ·
unending thread binding FNS activities together. This Bulletin, as a _
Courier Souvenir, includes the schedule of events for May 11 and 12 (page fi
3) and the program notes describing the dramatis personnae. A Salute to .
the Couriers is followed by acknowledgement of the honorees; our first   _
woman courier, who brought professional photography to FNS, is y
presented on page 29. The tribute to Miss Agnes, so long chief l
correspondent and confidante of couriers, on page 25, is followed by a Q
stirring poetic description of her real life. A representative and affec- ; ·
tionate selection of Courier Tales spans the fifty years of the Service and Y
is concluded by a present-day account of courier life on page 32. iz
Of particular note is the intriguing review of one of the more ig
significant contributions ever made by couriers to Leslie County- 1
Nancy’s Nook (page 42). _
Already over 200 couriers have responded to the invitation and some .
75 are anticipating the Conclave. Like Lewis Carrolls’  
"F our young oysters hurried up,  
All eager for the treat; 2
Their shoes were brushed, their faces washed,  
Their clothes were clean and neat,  
And this was very odd because ;
They hadn’t any feet." Q5
"Four other oysters hurried up  
And yet another four, E
And thick and fast, until at last,  
Came more and more and more,  
All jumping through the frothy waves, Q
And scrambling to the shore." Y
Wendover, too, is eagerly looking forward to May.  
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practitioners, nurse anesthetists and nurse-midwives.  
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 QUARTERLY BULLETIN a
l THE 1978 COURIER CONCLAVE
Honoring Marvin Breckinridge Patterson,
Agnes Lewis and Fifty Years of Couriers
j At Wendover, Kentucky
` May 11, 12 and 13, 1978
  Schedule
 I Thursday, May 11:
: Upon arrival in Hyden, stop by the Mary Breckinridge Hospital for
housing assignments and directions/ transportation to Wendover for
gl Tea -4:30 p.m.
{ ` Sherry -5:45 p.m.
  Dinner -6:30 p.m.
  Friday, May 12:
. 9:00 a.m. Meet at the Mary Breckinrldge Hospital for a tour of
L the new hospital, Hospital Hill, the old Hospital and
  Hyden
  12:00 noon Lunch—Mary Breckinridge Hospital Cafeteria
; 1:00 p.m. Leave MBH for visits to the Outpost Centers
  5:00 p.m. Evensong—St. Christopher’s Chapel—Hospital
é Hill
  5:30 p.m. Sherry—Director’s Ofiice—Old Hospital
  6:00 p.m. Dinner—Mary Breckinridge Hospital
  After dinner, FNS staff, representing the various
g components of our primary health care program,
  will conduct a panel discussion, followed by a
  question period.
  Saturday, May 13:
I Wendover for the morning and lunch at 12:00 noon.
  _ .....
  We are thrilled that some 70 couriers have written that they
i plan or hope to come to the Courier Conclave and we hope that
i · number will increase by May 11. We are asking you to let us know
» definitely by April 15, if possible, that you are coming, but if you
  find out later that you can come, just give us a call and we’ll find a
  bed for you somewhere.
 Tg Since many of you will probably fly to Kentucky, we are
  arranging for a chartered bus to leave the Blue Grass Airport in

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4 FRoNT1r.R Nunsmo ssizvics '  
Lexington early Thursday afternoon and return to Lexington 1
after lunch on Saturday. Most flights from around the country (
arrive in Lexington in the late morning and leave in the late _
afternoon. ·
We have much to show you on the Friday but we have left
Thursday evening and Saturday morning free to give you all a ·
chance to talk with Agnes and Marvin, with staff and each other. “
If anyone has something special they would like to see or do, the
couriers in residence will do their best to oblige. { .
For some of you who have not been to FNS for many years, the  
changes in FNS and in the area—the physical changes—may be 1 (
somewhat startling. We cannot provide any horses for you to ride _ —
or groom but we can promise that the Big House at Wendover is  
much the same, Opal’s food is the best in the world, the spring is ,
the loveliest time of year in the Kentucky hills, and a warm  
welcome awaits you all.  
COURIERS WHO WILL OR HOPE TO COME  
TO THE 1978 CONCLAVE l
(As of February 28, 1978)  
Abigail Allen (1973) Jane Clark (1959) (
West Palm Beach, Florida Hallendale, Florida 1
Marian Barrett (1977) Emma Coulter (1940) *
Cincinnati, Ohio (Mrs. J ._ B. Ware) _ o'
Florence Booker (1942) St- LOUIS, Missouri
(Mrs. James N. Rawleigh, Jr.) Jan Craig (1962) ‘
Harrods Creek, Kentucky (Mrs. J I J. Dete) _
June Breckinridge (1967) West Liberty, Olne
(Mrs. James E. Davis, Jr.) Marth Cross (1943) V
Charleston, West Virginia (Mrs: Cross Bradberry (
Marvin Breckimidge (1928) Shendnn, Wyoming L
(Mrs. Jefferson Patterson) Nancy Dammann (1941)
Washington, D.C. Hyden, Kentucky . .
Barbara Bullitt (1939) Frances Dulaney (1967) I
(Mrs. C. V. Christian) (Mrs. Frances D. Berger) l
Delray Beach, Florida Louisville, Kentucky  
Mary Burton (1942) Miriam Early (1973) · ‘·
(Mrs. Richard P. Stewart) Frederic, Wisconsin
Glendale, Ohw Ameiia Emerson (1973)
Joseph Carter (1920’s) Concord, Massachusetts ‘
Versailles, Kentucky Hope Footo (193]) I
Janet Chafee (1940) (Mrs. James R. Gibbons) ·;
(Mrs. R. A. Cushman) Greenwich, Connecticut ‘
Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada L

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  QUARTERLY BULLETIN 5
1 Lee Fox (1976) Melissa Morris (1971)
 I Bronx, New York (Mrs. Richard Charest)
 . Gillian Gordon (1969) Seneca, South Carolina
I Old Westbury, New York Lydia Mueller (1976)
’ Ann Guthrie (1969) Novelty, Ohm
. (Mrs. Robert Brinly) Carm Mumford (1930)
j Louisville, Kentucky _ (Mrs. John D. Norton)
  Edith Harrison (1960) W3Sh1¤gt0¤, D· C-
. (Mrs. E. P. Conyers) Theresa Nantz (1959)
, Winchester, Kentucky (Mrs. D. F. Walton)
Joan Honning (1953) Frankfort, Kentucky
F * (Mrs. Bosworth M. Todd, Jr.) Miggy Noble (1937)
E Louisville, Kentucky (Mrs. Howard P. Serrell)
F prndonoo Holmos (1935) Greenwich, Connecticut
` ( (Mrs. Russell E. Near) Jane Norton (1932)
Q ‘ Ukiah, California (Mrs. Walter N. Haldeman)
E Kate Ireland (1951) Glenvlewr Kentucky
· Wendover, Kentucky Betty Parrish (1965)
- Barbara Jack (1946) (Mrs. James G. Kenan III)
`_ (Mrs. Robert S. Rowe) Lexington, Kentucky
Dalton City, Illinois Helen Parrish (1973)
Brenwen Jenny, MD. (1961) (Mee Cheriee Beech UI)
(MrS_ Eric R_ Andors) Beattyville, Kentucky
` Denver, Colorado Laura Parrish (1970)
Katherine Jamieson (1977) L€Xmgl?0¤, K€¤t¤€kY
Toledo, Ohio Ann Patton (1970)
_ Both Kidd (1957) Highland Park, Illinois
· (Mrs. Ranlet Miner, Jr.) Diana Post (1967)
St. Paul, Minnesota Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
i Deborah King (1977) Ann Proctor (1975)
. Wendover, Kentucky Washington, D. C.
“ Emily Lippert (1973) Rebecca Quinn (1977)
I Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Merion Station, Pennsylvania
1 Lela Love (1969) Ann Reynolds (1956)
Washington, D.C. (Mrs. Frank A. Sparrow)
Lydia Mopinornoy (1975) Princeton, New Jersey
Concord, New Hampshire Nan Sersig (1969)
j Marianna Mayor (1968) West Somerville, Massachusetts
(Mrs. Gil Fuchs) Lanny Smith (1974)
Hyden, Kentucky (Mrs. Robert C. Welch)
Lorna Miller (1964) Leverette, Massachusetts
· · (Mrs. A. G. Eckian) Amy Stevens (1956)
Stamford, Connecticut (Mrs. Bruce McC. Putnam)
Cari-ia Lon Morgan (1966) Wayland, Massachusetts
(Mrs. George A. Parker) Marianna Stevenson (1934)
‘· Gaithersburg, Maryland (Mrs. Paul Church Harper)
Diana Morgan (1947) Lake Forest, Illinois
 . (Mrs. A. V. S. Olcott, Jr.) Mary Stevenson (1940)
 ! Hopewell, New Jersey (Mrs. Spencer H. Hackett)
; Leah Morris (1977) Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  Ridgefield, Connecticut

 6 FRONTIER NURSING SERVICE
Catherine Taylor (1941) Frances Williams (1929)
(Mrs. Leonard Bughman) (Mrs. John F. Perkins, Jr.)
Rector, Pennsylvania Chicago, Illinois
Nina Thomas (1958) Kathleen Wilson (1934)
(Mrs. John Carroll) (Mrs. W. H. Henderson)
New York, New York Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Cathegne Tl‘0§I€l'I(lgg?) Bonnie Wikriak-Scanlon (1973) ’
(Mrs. eorge . o Excelsior, innesota
Perrysburg. Ohio Phoebe Wood (1966)
Kathy V§n§s (1_2_71){ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New YOY » ew Or Edie Verbeck (1940) , _
Edith Welch (1945) (Mrs. C. Parker Wood)
(Mrs. Robert G. Potter, Jr.) Tampa, Florida _
Edgartown, Massachusetts E
Lydia Wilder (1973) { ,
Corvallis, Oregon ’_
THE COURIER’S LAMENT
Snow and ice will soon be gone,  
Spring tides will be startin’, Q
Dogwood trees will be in bloom, f
All down "Hell fer Sartin". j
Mountain waters rushing clear,  
Song birds swiftly dartin’, ‘
Little rainbows in the spray, *
Over "Hell fer Sartin". {
Tears unbidden dim my eyes,  
At the thought of partin’;  
When I’m far away "outside",  
I’ll dream of "Hell fer Sartin". 5 '
Written by Inty’s sister   ·
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From the Spring, 1937, Quarterly Bulletin  
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The new mare, Lady Ellen, the four year old which is the
couriers’ pride and joy, was awfully lame in the right foreleg this  .
morning. Kermit says its just the shoe and I surely hope he’s right. `
We led her to the river to see if the water would relieve her leg but it ·
didn’t seem to help much. It’s too bad this has happened just when E
she was beginning to get less nervous. She’s the loveliest horse to “
ride, with a perfect running walk, but she does love to walk  z
backwards!  
Green called from Red Bird yesterday to say that Laddie was ‘
very thin and needed a rest. Tommy had a growth removed from l
his back ten days ago in Lexington. Walter took him down in the p
truck; he returned with two stitches in his back, feeling very sorry  —
for himself. Yesterday the wound got infected and Bucket is  p
helping us paint it with silver nitrate. Tommy objects strenuously i
and has become very adept at pawing, which makes treatment  _
quite a problem. Gloria needs special treatments. She loves Y
nothing better than to lay back her ears and kick so we are
becoming very adept at dodging heels. Poor Ned has a huge
abscess on his upper lip which gives him a most doleful _%
appearance! At first he objected strenuously to hot compresses, ‘
but we found that by holding his nostrils closed he was so worried V
about not being able to breathe he forgot all about his lip. A
We’ve got six horses more than we have stalls for tonight! It V
took a lot of figuring but I think they’re finally all settled—one in

 QUARTERLY Butrmiw is
the calf barn, one in the back lot, and four at the "Georgia Wright
Clearing".
—Kathleen Wilson
From the Summer, 1937, Bulletin:
Bugles and drums and marching feet called, and the Frontier
1 Nursing Service quickly responded. In other words, four horses,
replete with nurses and couriers, took part in the Coal Carnival
3 parade at Hazard on Labor Day. Fortunately, Pebble Stone had
( just arrived from New York, so there was a courier to lead each
 . horse. The horses were shod with rubber pads to prevent their
_ slipping on the pavement. Mac led the procession, carrying a
round placard with the FNS seal. Next came Vanda on Bonnie,
Sybil on Flint and Lucile on Gloria. There had been some
apprehension concerning Bonnie’s behavior. She had been
_ offended by the rehearsals at Wendover. However, beating on
 ’ waste baskets, waving newspapers and umbrellas, were less
{ nerve-wracking than the actual parade. Bonnie merely bowed to
, the applause and pranced gaily to the delight of the onlookers. I
Q trust we all carried out Willeford’s instructions and acted like
  ladies. However, it was quite a temptation not to retort to some of
  the remarks made by the spectators. The favorite one was, "Why
  don’t you ride double?" The whole affair was great fun, and there
» were no casualties, even minor ones.
t —Anne Upton
i From the Spring, 1948, Bulletin:
 ;  Mrs. Breckinridge, Jean Hollins, who is the resident courier,
` Dorothy Buck, the assistant director of nursing, and I began our
journey. We drove to Hyden, Kentucky, in a car belonging to one of
{ the couriers. It started raining before we left Lexington and
  continued throughout the trip. All the way up there had been
considerable conversation between the other three as to whether
or not the river would be up. I noticed a marked note of respect in
their voices when they referred to "the River," but there was no
way I could establish any remote relationship between this
phantom body of water and the four