I lived overseas with my diplomat husband for 38 years and lived in 9 countries. We raised our children overseas until they came to the US for college. As an RN, I worked in large Embassy clinics with up to 3,000 patients in Laos, Germany, Egypt, and Pakistan. In Warsaw, Poland, I did not work as an RN. However, I worked in the non-diplomatic American community to provide needed resources and support as businesses and families adapted to the "new" Poland during its post-communism development period. During a four-year tour in the US, I was Director of Nursing for a 150-bed long-term nursing facility.
We retired in 2007 and live in Annapolis, Maryland.
Our Home Ec assignment was to make a dress. My dress was a disaster and the teacher gave me permission to take the dress home to sew over the week-end. I returned to class on Monday and saw that the bodice of my dress was missing. So, I wrote a note to the principle to include it in the afternoon announcements. I wrote and the principle read, "Whoever finds the top of Betty Carlisle's dress, please return it to her."