Dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Ryan who to my way of thinking is one of the most interesting characters of Pasadena; some day I hope to do a story about her, when I get more information to truly give her credit for all she did in her lifetime and her exemplary dedication to our town of Pasadena
Please forward to me any newspaper articles, information on the number of children she helped bring into the world, and other factual details you may know. Thanking you in advance for this information, which needs to be preserved for your children and grandchildren.
Can you see the midwife
as a hero to so many?
She left the warmth of her own bed
to travel wherever and whenever she was needed.
She was professional in preparing the scene
so that mother and child were safe and looked after.
She felt the desire to help others
without receiving a paycheck in return.
She stared lovingly into the eyes of our first residents
believing that the child was a worthwhile human being.
She provided a service when doctors and nurses were few,
taking responsibility for the most important medical care.
Was she rewarded by the communities she helped,
although she might not have expected any type of recognition?
She will be remembered in the hearts of those she born and their families,
those she helped when peace of mind and love of neighbour were paramount.
If you have details about a midwife, please comment or send me information.