Autograph Memories pg. 10

June 13, 1975   –  A 10-day celebration of the 50th Anniversary of St.Vincent’s Home in Normandy, Missouri  – took place with  several of the Nuns  writing in  my Autograph Book. Have a picture of  Sister M. Alvira,  Sister M. Celestine, and Sister M. Luitrard  enjoying an ice cream cone!

Sister Jane Frances  was the Nun in charge of health care and the Nurse, with her own office area and infirmary. She was the one that saw to it that  we each received a liquid doze of Epsom salts with a glass of water to wash it down. This would take place early morning  “Monday” following a  “Visiting Day”  – even if you did not have visitors  –  you may have eaten something that a friend gave you  –  and we all needed to be clean  inside!

Sister Maria Aleppia   was in  charge of Kindergarten children and was also the Nun in charge during the Breakfast time in the  girl’s side  dining room.  This was a Nun  that  would not let anyone  leave their  “oatmeal” in the bowl  –  you ate it  – or she would spoon feed you  –  no matter what   –  you never got to leave food   –  uneaten!

Sister M. Columbo  was the Nun in charge of everything in the care of the Chapel.  She had two boys and one girl to help her,  cleaning, flower arrangements and the making of the communion hosts  and she took care of the priest garments and the linens – you name  it she saw to it that everything was spic and span.  I worked for her for six (6) months and did a lot of sewing in my spare time and when she made the communion hosts  –    I got to eat the communion hosts   –  “leftovers”   –     and  those not finished baking  – these I really liked!

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