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My name is Betty Smith and I turned 90 years old yesterday. I was born and raised in
Washington, D.C. but moved here to Cardiff thirty years ago with my family. I have dedicated
my life to helping others. For 35 years I was a professional nurse at the county hospital. I began
my career as a nurse in the Second World War, and also assisted soldiers injured in Korea,
Vietnam, and here at home. For the last decade, I have been a school nurse, and now I live with
my son, his wife and their two children. It has been a beautiful life.
I settled on nursing because taking care of the soldiers seemed so natural to me. I met my
husband on the battlefield. My children were born the year we ended the war and declared
peace. What else could I have done This life of service found me.
One of the most interesting things has been meeting people in all the countries I’ve visited. In
times of distress, you really see how tight each community becomes. If someone is in the water,
they’re plucked out. If someone is injured, they’re bandaged. There are no questions, just
action. I’d love to see that kind of community support all over the world. Not just during times of
war and disaster, but in everyday life. The villages that support each other are the villages that
succeed. In this giant village of Britain, it’s vital that we remember that our responsibilities lie not
just with ourselves, but also with our neighbors. Our liberation is bound to the liberation of
I’d like to think I’ve done my part, been as useful as possible, and given to the best of my
abilities. For now, I’d like to continue mentoring young nurses and enjoying my time with family