I am not a bus trip person. I went on one about 20 years ago to Toronto to see Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. After that trip, I decided if I was going anywhere, it would not be by bus. Well . . . never say never.
A little background. I finished 8th grade in 1966. Catholic school for 8 years. There were 50 of us in the 8th grade class, and mind you, no teacher's aid, no other teacher (music, art, etc) whatsoever. My second and eighth grade teacher was a Sisters of Notre Dame nun, Sister Mary Saint Patrick. She has since taken her maiden name and is now Sister Marian Coughlin. A few of my former classmates got together to reminisce and discovered that Sister was still alive, living in the Notre Dame facility about an hour and a half from here and arranged a trip. Surprisingly only one person from our class is deceased. I believe 15 of us went to visit her yesterday. I'd say that was a pretty good percentage, and there were three others who at the last minute could not make it. We had heard that sister was very excited that we were coming. She was waiting for us at the door when we arrived :)
The day was started by going to Mass. Sister even did one of the readings.
She is just a tiny little thing. We all remembered her as being much taller . . . or was it because we were just much shorter?
Sister is turning 90 in July and also celebrating her 70th year as a nun. Her mind is still sharp as a tack and she remembered all of us.
This is one of our classmates from school, Caroline. In 1966, at the age of 14, she went to the convent and has been a nun ever since. She is now known as Sister Valerie, though we still called her Caroline (with her blessing).
Even though Sister uses a walker, she came to the bus to wish us a final farewell. A few tears were seen streaming down her face. What a heartwarming visit.
Off to bake pumpkin rolls. Not one of my favorite things to do, but grandson Jake and I are leaving Wednesday evening to visit my son Bill in Las Vegas. I'm not sure which Bill is looking forward to more, seeing me or getting pumpkin roll :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)