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Mary Goodwin holds onto the nurse's cap she wore proudly during many of her years working at the New Richmond Clinic.

A nurse's story: Goodwin retires

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A table in the window with a bouquet of bright yellow and purple flowers told Mary Goodwin's story. A card, enclosed in a sterilizing pouch, read, "We miss you already, but you deserve the best. Love you." Perched on top of the brightly colored flowers sat a small replica of a nurse's hat made of crisp white paper.


"I was the last one at the clinic to give up my cap," Goodwin recalled. "It was a part of my uniform every day for many years. I was very proud to wear it."

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