Highlights of 2012

  Watching grandsons growgrandsons





                                                                                                                                                 Touring France in spring                               Paris


Writers Museum





Ireland in fall




Celebrating 46 years  


                                                                                                                           Perfecting deep-dish Chicago pizzachicago pizza jan. 2012






Having my story “Invisible” accepted for publication by “the Examined Life Literary Journal.



I wish you happiness, health and peace in the New Year.

*Two other nurses contributed to this issue of The Examined Life




By Marianna Crane

After a long career in nursing--I was one of the first certified gerontological nurse practitioners--I am now a writer. My writings center around patients I have had over the years that continue to haunt my memory unless I record their stories. In addition, I write about growing older, confronting ageism, creativity and food. My memoir, "Stories from the Tenth Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers" is available where ever books are sold.


  1. Think back to GSU and 1977. We were so mired down in raising our kids and getting advanced nursing degrees that it never entered our minds to ponder the grandchildren, European trips, and publications of our future! Life’s treated us well. Now if we can just keep up with all this fun of aging…


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