|Reminding ourselves of stuff we've almost forgotten...|
No, we weren't all that holy--it was that, to receive communion, you had to fast from midnight, remember? No solid food, just a little water if you absolutely had to. I think that rule was messed with by moms who said "liquid" was permissible cuz they were the ones who had to deal with cranky hungry kids.
|Made by the janitor|
Yeah, 40 kids, one nun. And some kids were better than others--at marbles, or math, at running or batting, at reading or telling a joke, or singing, or art... and we never ALL won an award--what would be the point?
"Self-esteem"? It certainly wasn't the parents' or nuns' job to make us feel GOOD about ourselves. And ya know, we turned out anyway.
Next time, let's talk about bike riding, and pin curls, and kids working around the house, ok?