When do we get to cry? AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly WHEN DO WE GET TO CRY? By Penny Davis Hospice Executive, Published Author and Memoirist Like many little girls, I played nurse. My dolls were lined up in empty Kleenex boxes with various gauze wraps and band-aids on imaginary “boo-boos” that I tended to. I could often be found with one of my dad’s crisp white hankies folded into a nurse’s cap secured with paper clips.