Sister Mary Alvira is the NUN sitting on the left of this photo… enjoying an ice cream cone on the “Anniversary” Sunday Celebration taking place at the German St. Vincent’s Orphan Home. That would be at 7401 Florissant Road, Normandy, Missouri 63121 – in the Saint Louis County – North – not to hard to find.
The Nun sitting in the center is Sister M. Celestine and she worked on the “Girl’s-side” the Dining Room and on the right side of this Photo is Sister M. Luitroud and her work assignment was in the Laundry.
When I saw this photo in the Newspaper, I just had to cut it out – since you never did get to see the NUNS eating in public, as their uniforms, before this one you now see, did include a large white bow that ties up close and under the chin – and to eat in public, really would be taking a chance on food getting onto the uniform and that just would not look good.
Now that I think about it, that just might be why this new version of their uniform was made. The Nuns were usually all so nice and thin and perhaps they did not get any extra – in between meals and or snacks?
Well, when you are my FRIEND, like Sister Alvira, and I KNOW YOUR BIRTHDAY – it will always be a day that is implanted, into my brain – a day I will never forget!
So, I have this little card with a nice verse on it – something, that I guess we should always give a thought or two about – because we are here on Earth for a short time – and then, one day we will all be together for all Eternity!
Reading the above message over a couple of times, does make you think about being with your loved ones, here on Earth and then that day, that your NAME is called, when we are to start to leave here – and even though some of our family and friends have gone on ahead – we all – one day shall all be together.
If only most of us would think about that time, a time of getting to meet our family and friends again – maybe we would remember – that our memories are always with us – and it sure would be good to carry a large bag of terrifically superb memories – than an old empty sack – that only makes us sad!
“Have to leave a good message to all, and to Sister Alvira – that we are thinking of you, as we did long ago, when we were all here on EARTH and we were all the best of FRIENDS – and someday soon – we just never know when, that happy day will be – that we will all be celebrating our being together – making so many more new and the HAPPIEST of Memories in Heaven!” D.V.
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