“Happy Birthday…Sister Mary Alvira”


“Happy Birthday to Sister Mary Alvira… and her Birthday is on October 31st…which is… also…  HALLOWEEN!”

Sister Mary Alvira is the NUN sitting on the left of this photo…enjoying an ice cream cone on the Anniversary …a celebration taking place at the German St. Vincent’s Orphan Home.

The NUNS did not pose for pictures…way back when I was a small child at the Orphanage…but today you see more  and more photos of the NUNS… but for me   NOW…  Sister Mary Alvira   has passed on to her greater reward – – and it is too late to get photos that would be more current.

The above photo is a good likeness of Sister Mary Alvira…as I remember her. When… I was  a very little girl  – –  and at the HOME – I really did not like her…but –  – many years before I came to this HOME… she  and her four other sisters were placed in the same Orphanage…I think that there Mother  had died… and their  Father  had no way to take care of them – so they were ORPHANS…and four of these  five girls did decide to join the Sisters of Christian Charity – so that they were a part of the Orphanage most of their lives.

Sister Mary Alvira was the youngest of these girls and was a teacher of the  5th and 6th grades … at the time…that – –  I came to live here. One of the other siblings –  – Sister Mary Emeline also came to serve as a NUN in the Orphanage…and was in charge of the Boys’ Dining Room… and I was assigned to work for her… and she was so nice and kind …that I became   a very good friend of her’s for LIFE. Just because Sister Emeline was a blood sister of Sister Mary Alvira – – I changed my way of thinking about Sister M. Alvira – – and she also… became a  very good friend…until the day that each of them passed on to the eternity… that they were each  in hopes of going  too… some day.

My memories are good of each of these sisters…who also became  “SISTERS” in the same convent!


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“Today is…HALLOWEEN!”


“So you have to ask … “What day is this?”

“YOU want me to check out…my  “Crystal Ball” – and tell you…  what is in the future …for you??”

“NOW…YOU are asking me…so many more questions… so, I am guessing you want to do nothing…but stand there – –  and waste time with simple questions…that if…YOU would check your calendar… the answers are all there…. Let me just say to  YOU…get YOUR work done…before YOU let the day go by…with YOU doing nothing for … YOUR   pay…TODAY!”


“YOUR future does not look too  good… seems that YOU are not doing the best job that YOU can… for Yourself and for the Business that  which…  YOU are working for… BUT – – there is the possibility for better times for YOU… IF  YOU will apply yourself … and stop wasting time for YOURSELF… and others by asking nonsensical questions!”

“AND… for FUN… for YOUR small children… take them out tonight… and visit the homes of your neighbors…that have their front porch lights on… since your good neighbors have some very good candy treats to give to all the good little “GOBLINS” that will visit them on this one particular night of the year…HALLOWEEN!”

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When You… are out on HALLOWEEN night… and YOU are going …door to door… be sure to check  and see if YOU can find…the “GOOD LUCK” – HALLOWEEN FAIRY – – because it will be LUCKY for …YOU!

Only those …special people …going out into the dark… will have the LUCK to get their HALLOWEEN bags filled with all kinds of good goodies… and remember to not be too afraid to ask for the extra special “GOODIES” that   will also bring good LUCK to YOU…just for the asking!!!


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“Halloween Out-fits” – “I Want to WEAR…”


This “PHOTO” is really two Photos…taken in the same room…just  close enough… for  that  healthy plant… to be a connector…so that I could place together…and now it looks like one “TERRIFIC PHOTO”  of my “GRAND-Daughters” dressed so cute… that I wish that I could dress as the little mouse on the left – – which is  “MISS  Jaime Aldrich” … and if ever again… that I could have a chance to wear a “Bride’s Gown” – –  I only wish that I could look as sweet as a “BRIDE” as “MISS  Alyssa   Aldrich” – – and these are “HOME-MADE” out-fits…which are  always rated  with an “A PLUS” in my book!


“For HALLOWEEN… How would you like  these two special  and very well dressed “Halloweeners ” show up at your front door …for a treat ??”

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“Old Ideas…for a New HALLOWEEN…”

Our idea of advanced robotics in the 1950s – Robot X-100.

Just an idea …for making … the “HOME MADE”  costume…

A lion, a witch, and a duck performing a seance.

submitted by Kathy Pinna
“Do you have a question????” 
“We will get an answer for you… just as soon as you cross our palms  – – with some of your green stuff…”     “OKAY???”

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WHO has their “eyes” on YOU…?

“They got their EYES on YOU.”….

ONE… more… for effect!
Okay, this is B-movie actress Nan Grey. But this is the cutest witch we’ve seen, and after all those spooky photos we thought to leave you with this.
submitted by Daniel Pinna

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