“June 8th, 1952 Graduates”

These PHOTOS were taken just before leaving German St. Vincent Orphanage – – our class  – – in my book was the best – – and the world was going to be terrific when we left here – – to make it big as one would say – – and NOW… I wonder – – did we do what we all thought we were going to accomplish?

The “Eighth Grade Girls”  are under the  “American Flag” and now if anyone can remember where you were standing – – let me know – – I have an idea of where I am – – but…  after 67 years … who would remember where and or what they were doing?

The seventh grade girls are in the area up front – – and without a list of the names of these girls – – I just could not say for sure – – all though a few names come to mind – – but let me know if one of these are YOU!

This is our “Cooking Class” PHOTO – – and I do not know that we ever – – really had what you wold call a real “COOKING” lesson  – – and never ever made any dish of something to do later after leaving  St. Vincent’s     — -some of us worked in the KITCHEN and or the BAKERY – – and there you did get a real hands on – – of what to do – – but the recipes used  were not discussed – – and all I can tell you – – is that working in the BAKERY was FUN work for me. Sister Augustella was a top notch NUN – – FUN  and always gave us nice treats to eat with a cup of coffee.

On… JUNE 8th, 1952 this PHOTO of me was taken and as soon as my MOTHER would be ready to call a cab to collect all of my earthly possessions – – we would be leaving here for good!

In the back ground is standing a classmate,Gail Porter – – and lately she said this is not her – – that it is Elma Rutherford a classmate – – one of the girls that would be leaving to join the Sisters of Christian Charity  order of NUNS in Wilmette, Illinois. But… I have never seen Elma stand so nice – – nor ever dressed as in this PHOTO  – never used jewelry and this dress is one that none of the girls had available as far as I can remember – -So If someone with better eyes can see something that I do not see – – let me know?

In the above “Kitchen” photo  – Elma and Gail are standing close together on the left – –  Maybe  some  one can see a match and or correct me – –  wearing glasses today – – my eyes are not what they used to be!

To all the classmates and friends that are still living  –  May the Almighty Yahweh bless  – – with many  more Blessings and LOVE – – than ever before!     D.V.

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