Parisian Souvenirs costly says Lt. N-S Nora Kirley
Lt. N|S Nora E. Kirley, of Lindsay, who has just returned to Canada after many months’ service in front-line hospitals of the Canadian army overseas, very kindly afforded the Post an interesting account of her experiences in an interview Monday afternoon.
An ambition of long standing to visit Paris, France, and see with her own eyes this renowned fashion centre of the world was one desire of Lt. Kirley’s heart, which was consummated during her service on the nursing staff of the Canadian Army.
Speaking of her visit to this beautiful city which was spared the ravages of war, she said, “My visit to Paris was most enjoyable and one which I will not soon forget. There were many beautiful articles on display in the various shops but souvenir buying in this city was greatly curtailed because of the extremely high prices which prevailed.”
Lt. Kirley served for some time on the staff of No. 10 Canadian General Hospital in England before going to the continent. After leaving England she served a total of 11 months in Europe, first in France, and then in Belgium, where she was stationed when Germany fell.
Of Canadian soldiers, airmen and seamen with whom her nursing duties brought her in contact, Lt. Kirley had nothing but praise to offer. “They were all splendid patients and we nurses were proud of their stamina and cheerfulness even under the most trying circumstances.”
She arrived in Toronto on Wednesday last and in Lindsay the day following.
Her Atlantic crossing on the return voyage was made aboard the “SS New Amsterdam”, and she was accompanied by several other Lindsay and district nurses.