“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 ever 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 those 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 those treats… that we would get at our “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 “HOME MADE”… and extra sweet!
We did not go in to the “BAKERY”… as you see in the above photo… as Sister Augustella and her workers were always busy “baking” and there really was no room for interruptions.
During a particular time of the day… there would an older girl assigned to work in the Bakery … she would be using the Bread cutter to prepare the slices of bread for the dining rooms … and so… just for this PHOTO… and for all to see something good coming from the Bakery… a PHOTO of those many loaves of Bread has been taken… just for you to see all those loaves of bread… and wish you could have “HOME MADE Bread” everyday of your LIFE!
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 am thinking back… I have such good memories of getting ready for these extra 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, and going all the way back to then… was a real good learning lesson… just preparing me… for each and every next day to follow and the very next “NEW” year!
… Remember to have the very best “Thanksgiving DAY, this year”…
For our World… as we know it TODAY…
Has the habit of always changing !
We just never know … what each of our tomorrows…
Will bring to each and everyone of us?
Blessings and with Good Wishes
To Each and Everyone!
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