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You're right, I did forget the nuns. My friend Mary and her 5 brothers had
some terrible tales.
She also was expected to become a nun. I wonder if she ever did? I lost
track of her in the 60's.

I occasionally do some volunteer work with a group of local nuns. They're
very much different from the ones that terrorized kids in the 50's. Most of
them don't wear habits, and are definitely not the grim souls we knew.


> Oh Daryl you forgot nuns! Always seemed like THE career for some of the
> smarter girls in Catholic school who didn't seem like the marrying type
> (me included). Oh how I would pray that God would forgive me for hoping
> that I would never get "THE CALL" to be a nun! You must know the setting
> when I grew up: born in 1955 to a typical, even sterotypical
> Italian-American family, bilinqual, loud, and dysfunctional in its own
> cultural niche! So to have a son or daughter "in service" in the church
> (ooops, Church), was a family's discounted ticket to heaven!
> But I do remember one detail about the nuns growing up and it's garden
> related: It always seemed that the only times nuns were permitted to
> roam around the alter was to set out the flowers. I do remember watching
> them arrange the flowers with such care and even seeing an inkling of
> humanity in some.
> Fran, OKC

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