Why Arthur Pottinger 's Career Choice Essay

982 Words Mar 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
If Arthur Pottinger had his way, his favorite sister Denise would have achieved her goal to become a registered nurse after studying for four years at Kingston School of Nursing. From as far back as he could remember the family supported nursing as Denise 's career choice. At five years of age the last girl and sixth child of the family had decided on Nursing. Then Vera Pottinger Denise 's sister relocated to Kingston , the big city and everything changed.

Alexander Pottinger managed a fifty-acre farm in Salem, a well-known coastal village in St Ann, rural Jamaica. He lived with his wife Lavinia Pottinger and their seven children, Arthur, Claude, Gladys, Eric Veda, Denise and Victor.

Eight-year-old Denise, the favorite and last girl, often accompanied Arthur, her seventeen-year-old brother on the early morning trips to the dairy. Arthur detested waking up at four am each day and vowed to leave home at the first opportunity. He would regret leaving Denise, but he hated dairy farming. His passion was business, manufacturing and trading. He planned to finance Denise’s nursing studies. Her empathetic and nurturing qualities, qualified her for a nursing career. Their relationship patterned one of father and daughter, and she trailed behind him, bouncing, skipping, and laughing, always happy. He taught her to swim, fish, and ride a horse and a bike. On Sundays, he took her to Sunday school at Salem Baptist Church, where his dad 'Busha Potts ' preached on alternate Sundays…

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