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[at-l] "catholic-nuns-with-rulers"



I didn't go to a Catholic school but I had one old bag teacher who liked to 
whack me with a ruler when she didn't like the way I wrote my letters or 
numbers. She was also a McCarthyite who read us lists of things 'commies' 
say and told us that if we heard Mommy or Daddy saying any of those things, 
we had to turn them in. If you are old enough, you went to school before 
whacking students was a no-no. Not all teachers did it though. I had some 
very nice teachers too and a few who could put you in your place with just 
a look.

At 02:37 PM 4/11/2005 -0400, Greg Brown wrote:
>What is it with navy blue and catholic schools?  I still refuse to wear 
>navy blue to this day after my stay at Holy Redeemer Elementary.  Sr. 
>Regina-Ann made a profound impact, literally, on me.  She was from "the 
>old school" and just didn't understand that you couldn't beat on school 
>kids.  She would also make you lick soap if you said anything too out of line.
>
>I'm starting to hyperventilate just thinking about all that.
>
>Greg
>
>On Apr 11, 2005, at 2:13 PM, Paul Magnanti wrote:
>
>>Ack! I am having flashbacks to my nine years at St.
>>Vincent De Paul school (K-8th)!
>>
>>Sr. Helen, Sr. Jackie, Sr. Lorraine..etc..etc..etc.
>>
>>Starting to break out in a cold sweat.  :)
>>
>>To this day, I still refuse to own ANY navy blue
>>pants.
>>
>>Scarred for life, I tell ya...