Rules for Being a Candy Striper

Don’t talk about politics, religion, or baseball.

Doug Keeports
Jun 26 · 5 min read
Candy Stripers in training, Tallahassee, FL; Florida Memory, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

There was a time when we didn’t talk about politics or religion for fear of an argument that you didn’t want to have with those you loved, liked family, and those you respected, like your neighbors.

My mother was 14 years old when she joined the Candy Stripers at the York Hospital in York, PA. The same…