|Kathleen Bragg, courtesy OPS|
In addition to caring for the island's sick and infirm, Kathleen also delivered more than 100 babies.
In 1953 Kathleen began working as the Ocracoke School nurse. She spent Wednesdays at the school, often administering vaccine injections. As Alton Ballance writes in his book, Ocracokers, "high absenteeism was not uncommon on Wednesdays."
You can read more about Kathleen here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/86202.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Ellen Marie Cloud's first-person account of the Great Ocracoke Lighthouse Window Heist. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012117.htm.