written by Out of battle
on the 14th
February 2011 at 3:05 - Posted in Military Blog
This interesting article from the British Nursing Journal on February 19th, 1916 advertising the unique idea of having a ‘cake shower’ for the nurses in France.A CAKE SHOWER.
Cakes are terribly expensive in France just now, so we propose to have a “Cake Shower ” on Wednesday, February 23rd, when we shall be at 431, Oxford Street, to receive the gifts from 2 to 4 p.m., so that they may be sent, to head-quarters in Paris for the ‘ Sisters’ Teas ” now prepared in the office, and to which Sisters passing through Paris and the friends of the Corps are always welcome. Also if we get a good supply they will be sent to Sisters on duty further a field.
A ‘shower ’ is an American custom, and enables anyone generously disposed to ‘shower ” a given article, say, cake, soap, cigarettes, etc., upon the organisation requiring them.
THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF NURSING will give a prize of 5s. for the most delicious looking cake. We shall hope for a goodly supply.