A Big Jaw Breaker Changed My Life: Inspiring Story

I was always going to be a teacher. I it happens that I have always been a very good teacher since i was 7 or 8 when I taught one of my younger sisters, a twin, how to read when she was 3. But, when I was teenagere a few horrible things happened that influenced my decision to go to nurses training instead of going to college to become a teacher.


The No Non-cents Nanna practiced as a RN for many years teaching young children and parents about safety. This was not my nurses cap, my got left in a locker then went missing. This nurses cap was on display in a Washington, Iowa store window a few years back when my home town celebrated our Centential. Washington Iowa, knew me as Nancy Bakehouse before I legally started using my pen-name Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna

Oh, I stll get to teach like a nurse would and have spent a life time doing preventative teaching as a blogger and as an on-line entrepeneur. Way back in the 1960’s who could have guessed thatt a jaw breaker would change my future?

Now I am retired caring for a disabled adult child writing a blog teaching about child safety and operating a small on-line store Heart Felt Play Store.

I have posted this story a number of times over the years in blog and on Bubblews. I quote myself below. (Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna)

Flash back to 1965…

One day when I was teen I was walking around the town square in my home town. I saw a small child collaps…LIMP… BLUE…looked dead…a panic mother screamed “Help! My son is dying!”.

A by-stander grabbed that limp blue in the face child tipped him up side down then SMACKED him on the back….out flew that huge jaw breaker that was blocking the air way…all slobery and covered with the kid’s lunch…gross!

It all happend so fast…scarred the crap out of me.…My heart still beats from fear every time I re-tell the story. I sitll cry for the happy outcome.


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A Jaw Breaker changed my life. This poster shares the inspiring story about the day No NOn-cents Nanna knew she had to become a nurse. Feel free to share to inspires other to leaarn how to prevent tragic deatsh of children


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