Today, is the birthday of one of my oldest friends from the German St.Vincent Orphan Home in Normandy, MO. Today, my classmate and friend would be 76 years old.
Happy Birthday dear – “Stella Santoyo Herrera” – I always remembered that this was your birth date – but never knew where you were?
On graduation day – June 8th, 1952 – My bags and everything were packed and ready to leave the home, with my mother. As I remember you were not leaving then and not sure when – but you did say you would be going to Hammond, Indiana – when ever you would be leaving?
It sure would have been nice if we had these computers back, then? I would be better at using them and it sure would have helped to find classmates and friends, easier? But that’s the “Luck” – new inventions just come in to being too late – and like they say “a dollar short” – so all I can do is remember the good times we had at the “Home!”
I remember that the both of us wanted the name “Bernadette” for our Confirmation name! And when we were to learn to write with ‘fountain pens’ in Sister Florence’s class – we both selected the same color fountain pens! You were very lucky to learn to play music and then get to play the Church organ, you always played so very well – I now know it was very joyful for our “Heavenly Father” to hear your music.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday – and hoping you are still pleasing our “King of Kings” in Heaven – with beautiful music!
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