Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Nuns Out Front …

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This is my all time favorite photo ( or at least in a group of 10 or so ) only because I was born here in this hospital back in 1953.  I had posted this image up on the old site and I do not think I had that many comments on this image.  Now, granted, I do not get too many visitors to this site since I have never advertised it anywhere, however, I thought with how many people were born here over 50 years or so I would have had a few reminisce their memories.  And also with all of the nurses that had gone through nursing school at the hospital, I would have had a few mention their story, but no such luck.  Maybe this time I will get a few stories … Thanks

Written by Frank Hardy

July 31, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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  1. Frank I was born there in 56, and the nuns still were there around 65or 63 but w/o the winged habits .


    Mahlon Newkirk

    August 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

  2. Born here at the “OLD” Sacred Heart hospital in Nov 1944 along with my brother Bobby in 1951.My grandparents lived on the corner of Gonzalez and 11th Ave.Steve


    Steve Dlugos

    August 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    • The name Dlugos sounds familiar, but you and your brother are both older than me … I was born in 1953 in the old Sacred Heart Hospital. Thanks for the comments … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  3. I was born here in this hospital in 1946 and in the hospital as a patient in 1959. The Nuns were just beautiful and so graceful. The rooms so big (to a little kid) and hospital food was good. At that time, there was no fast food so to be served in bed was worth being sick. I remember walking the halls and visiting the other patients who could not get out of bed. The hospital was magical. For me it was a life experience. I like finding old post cards with the hospitals picture on it. Some are dated with messages (always interesting notes). I love the small town I live in.


    Diana Farris McRory

    February 21, 2012 at 7:02 am

    • Diana – Thanks for the comment … I too was born in the old Sacred Heart Hospital in 1953. I also had my tonsils removed there in 1953 and I can remember it like yesterday. Back in those days they dropped ether and the smell was terrible. Just when you thought you were about to throw up you passed out / went under ( not sure of the correct term ). I remember that I was put in a men’s ward with 11 other men patients. There was not a children’s ward, so at 6 I was considered a man at that time in the eye’s of the hospital … maybe they had a children’s ward and it was full, I do not know, but I could write a book on all the things I remember from that hospital visit. Thanks for the comment and I plan on keeping this blog going for years to come, so please check back. Frank


      Frank Hardy

      February 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

  4. i was in that hospital in 1953……wish i could learn more about the place


    jeffrey hendricks

    November 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    • Jeffrey – The Rintz Family owns the building now … Stephen ( a son in the office ) knows a lot about the history and I am sure he would be interested in sharing what he knows with you. Their business name is ” Gulf Coast Building Design ” , Google it and there should be a link. If not, get back with me and I will find out for you. What I have just given you is off the top of my head. Thanks for looking and please check back – Frank



      November 30, 2011 at 10:31 am

      • hi frank….i was born in 1953 at the pensacola maternity home….do you know of any orphan home that was associated with that hospital?


        jeffrey alton hendricks

        February 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      • Jeffrey … I personally do not, but you could go down to the Pensacola Historical Society downtown in back of the T.T. Wentworth Museum and I am sure that someone will be able to help you. They have all sorts of historical files that would have any information that you are looking for. Thanks for the comment Jeffrey and good luck … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        February 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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