August 03, 2019
I went to a Dance and started calling Whitby Phsyciatric Hospital a Nuthouse! I think I had been there for 10 or days when, along with 4 other women and a nurse, I was allowed/chosen to go to a dance in what I suppose was called a recreation centre. Oh my my! We were all excited. Rummaging through clothes that visitors had donated to the hospital, doing each others hair and applying makeup. Anyone who has ever been in a nuthouse will know the feeling. I don’t remember a lot about it and I hardly remember the man from the Alcoholics ward who came down from the ??? seats and asked me to dance. Wayne was from New Brunswick and he worked for General Motors. General Motors had sent him too Whitby to dry out. He was good looking and a good dancer.
Posted by Betty Bishop at 11:51 am