“Have the very BEST of Thanksgiving DAYS”

                    “We are getting ready!”


Of all the places to  WORK… the above photo shows a small area of the BAKERY… and that is Sister Augustella…one NUN…  who everyone enjoyed working for… and would WORK …24/7… if that was a choice.

This photo is from the … Anniversary Edition …I would have  to check the correct year …where I have an old copy – – and I am so glad to have   this once in a LIFE-TIME  EDITION… all of the old photos,  from the years when I was there… just to show… how things were…way back and when!

Sister Augustella would have a large “laundry  size” basket  – just full of the treats… that we would get at “RECESS TIME” – – in the morning and afternoon RECESS times – – and that would be a basket for the GIRL’s side and also a basket for the BOY”s side – – and that was a real treat for each of us to be able to get something …extra sweet!

We did not go to the BAKERY… as you see in this photo… as Sister Augustella and her workers were  always busy “baking” and there was no room for interruptions –   as you see all those loaves of bread!

Back then… when I was the size of some of those girls in that photo line…

I would work in the BAKERY – – and one of the jobs that I had… was putting those loaves of bread in the bread slicer.

Then …one or two girls would spread each  slice of bread  with “HOME-made  grape jam”… which was also made  from the grape vineyard on the Orphanage grounds – – and we also had “HOME-made Apple-butter” – from the green apple trees… also growing on the Orphanage grounds.

When you think back… these jobs that we had when we were very young…were very  good training for all of the things that you may consider doing when you are older and would have left the Orphanage.

As … we all need to work at some point in LIFE – – and what better way is there …than for young children to learn how to develop skills in a variety of   occupations…

So as to get an idea of the  type of work – – which  would be of a benefit in more ways than… one can think of – – the motivation factor in determining  – – what are our  natural talents  – – will they maybe provide the exact “road” in our LIFE… to pursue!

When it comes to this time of the year…Thanksgiving TIME…

Just having had the chance to work in the BAKERY , with and for Sister Augustella,  has been of a great benefit to me.

As now, that I think back…  I have such good memories of getting ready for these  special HOLIDAYS… and I sure do enjoy telling everyone, the  how and why, of all that,  I do…  and what I do – – since everyday of my LIFE… just seems… that each  and every day, way back then… was a learning lesson… just  preparing  me… for the next day and year!


… Remember to have the very best “Thanksgiving  DAY, this  year”… as our World…  as we know it TODAY… is always changing !   We just never know … what  our tomorrows…  will bring to each of us? …

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