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bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Wed, 24th Jun '09 11:38 PM

OK...HERE'S YOUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL THREAD

A nun half my size threw a stapler at a boy and it just missed my head. And....while setting up the chapel we used to eat the wafers because they tasted like those flying saucer wafers with litle beads in them. These are the fairly mild stories.

Now...you have at it...

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 24th Jun '09 11:51 PM

Why were the nuns so mean? How could that be justified?

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 12:07 AM

It's a mystery as to why some of the nuns were like this! One day I wore a wrap skirt to school for a special "Dress Down Day." My History nun opened it in front of the whole class and told me that I wasn't allowed to wear those skirts to school. There was no difference between that skirt and a buttoned skirt. It was actually long and didn't show anything.

Got a million..., but I wouldn't trade the wackiness for the world!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 1:22 AM

Used to have to kneel at the front door and our skirts had BETTER touch he floor. That was the height of the mini-skirt phase Think nuns had to train with rulers much as police train with guns. They were experts but they gave me a solid education

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.5 - Posts: 754)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 2:59 AM

I attended public school in NC where boys especially had to put their hands out, palms up and get whacked multiple times with the flat of a ruler for all sorts of wrongdoings, like trying to write with their left hand or having some dirt until their fingernails (inspection every morning), not sitting correctly with forearm completely on the desk during Palmer penmanship lessons, etc., etc., etc. I later attended a NY State Lutheran grade school that was pretty much the same way. Individuals were taken into the hallway, pants pulled down, and were spanked at least five times if they weren't behaving in class according to the teacher's/school's rules. When I became a Lutheran teacher in 1967, I was encouraged to continue this. I didn't need to, thank God, as I had very cooperative 3rd and 4th graders.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.5 - Posts: 754)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 3:00 AM

Just letting you know corporal punishment was not confined to Catholic schools.................

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 4:47 AM

in grades 6-8, our class was split into 2 separate groups, each meeting in different classrooms. I don't know what criteria they used, but one class was called the "smart group". Now I don't think I ever heard our teachers actually call the other class the "dumb group", but of course all the kid did. I think that's kind of horrifying!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 5:08 AM

Cujgie, glad you didn't continue the tradition.
The worst thing about being beaten (spanked) by a teacher in the first few grades was not the pain, but the humiliation imo. Ah, the good ol days!

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:34 AM

I had the nun from hell in second grade. She felt we needed to learn how to live our lives without making mistakes (at age 7?) We were not allowed to have erasers on our pencils. If we made a mistake on any paper, we had to start it all over. She delighted in tearing up papers and saying, "Now start it all over"
She had it out for me because I had won an award the year before (as a 1st grader for crying out loud) for general excellence and was always poking me in the back or on top of my head telling me "You're not all that smart". One time she said she might just hold me back.That was too much for me and I told her I was too smart and she wouldn't be allowed. I knew that was a mistake right away! I thought she was going to hit me. Her face got purple and she told me to "watch my step" This nun seriously scared me to death. She regulary hit me and everyone else with that 18 inch ruler she had. I was too afraid of her to act up in her class. She is burning in hell today...a truly evil woman.

I got a million of them also.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:38 AM

Some stories are too humiliating to be told.
Bet there are some guys from England on this site though, who could make this thread look pretty harmless!

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.1 - Posts: 616)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:50 AM

Back in the '70s, there were no phone solicitors so when the phone rang at suppertime, it was serious. Therefore, That is exactly when those tattle-telling nuns would call. Dad would look around the table glaring at each of us while beginning his conversation with "Sister" and we all knew it couldn't be good. I never got in any serious trouble but my brother did for whipping a wig off a girl who wore it just for fun. My older sister was the "Penguin's Pet" so that sorta paved the way for me in a good way. However my friend Regina got in unbelievable trouble for playing touch-feely in the classroom with her handsy boyfriend. Skin to skin stuff. That was the talk of the century at good ol St, Marks!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:52 AM

"Penguin's Pet" LOL

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:59 AM

Sandracam
Some stories are too humiliating to be told.
Bet there are some guys from England on this site though, who could make this thread look pretty harmless!

Although that is undoubtably true, anyone from Ireland would have the true horror stories.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 7:12 AM

Actually I meant to say British.
Are you from Ireland, Clevercloggs?

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 7:36 AM

Sandy, for Dave, you need to start with the planet.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 7:50 AM

what does that mean?

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 7:56 AM

I never went to Catholic school for my primary education, but went to The Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, for my nurses training.... We were not permitted to wear pants, so when summer rolled around -- we went to school all summer, we all wore wrap around skirts, with shorts under them -- then as soon as class was over, we would run out to the Boulevard of the Allies -- which ran next to the school, and take off our skirts and hide them in the bushes.... then off to the delights that Pittsburgh offered!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 8:37 AM

There are delights in Pittsburgh???

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 8:53 AM

In my eighth grade year in Toledo I went with a Catholic girl. Of course we didn't know you weren't supposed to do that. My school let out about 15 minutes before hers did so I walked the two blocks to St. Agnes and waited for her. One afternoon while I stood on the sidewalk, a Nun, looking like a bloated penguin, came rushing out with the old "Sisterstick" and when she saw I was just some old protestant trash whacked me on the arm and told me to wait on the other side of the street. That night I told my mother about it and the next day the Catholic school had a surprise visitor. Although I never remember getting an apology I was never told to move again. I heard my mom say that she "outnunned the bitch"

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 9:11 AM

Catholic guy goes into the confessional box.

He notices on one side a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other side is a dazzling array of the best Cuban cigars.

Then the priest comes in.

"Father, forgive me, it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must admit that the confessional box is much more inviting these days"

The priest replies,,,"Get out! You're on my side!"

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 9:42 AM

Love the story about your mom! Mine would have been the same way.

Still, I'm horrified over the hypocrisy of these women who were being so purposely cruel. Maybe torturing little kids was their outlet for the frustrating lifestyle they had chosen. Of course, it was a different time, but all the nuns I knew were sweet.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:00 AM

Well some of them were of course. Just can't remember any... Think they were all out on missions to outposts like Idaho maybe?
Donden, "outnunned"? wish more parents would have been like that. And LOL the joke---too true.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3778)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:16 AM

I was baptized a Catholic, but did not go to Catholic school. One of my best friend's family was Catholic. All 3 sons and the daughter attended Catholic school until at least high school. One son completed Catholic high school. The stories they told of the discipline were crazy. The are all in their 50's now, and to the best of my knowledge, none has participated in going to church since they left home after graduating from high school.

It is true corporal punishment was not reserved to Catholic schools, it was only perfected there. At my junior high we had a gym coach and "The Paddle". The Paddle was about 2 1/2 feet long, made out of 3/4 inch maple and had lots of hole drilled in it to give it less wind resistance/more speed. Break a rule, get sent to see the coach, no matter who you were, and meet the paddle. Late to class, that could be a paddling. Skip class, that was a paddling. Throwing things, scuffling, general disruptions, those were paddlings. Steal the school canoe, now that was really some paddling.

Anyway, one day in 9th grade a kid named Danny Balmer broke a rule while we were assembling the school for an assembly. They hauled him out in from of all 1,200 of us there in the gym. The coach gave him an extra special swat, and The Paddle broke in 2 lengthwise. We all found religion in that public school on that day.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:24 AM

hahaha, Steve. Our schools did the same thing except it was called "hacks." It was only used in the most egregious of circumstances. Like the time Bill Snow flew a paper airplane out the 2nd story window of our math class.

I never received any hacks.

Because I never got caught.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:32 AM

That, Lodi, is the ticket! Speaking of tickets, I got the first one in my life yesterday. 9 am, they had a couple of cops with a radar gun on a road where they recently reduced the speed fron 40 to 30. They had everybody and their brother pulled over. Money in the coffers I guess.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21601)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:33 AM

Amazing thing though. the discipline years ago was in whatever school little country or Catholic Church school, would now be grounds for an abuse case. My grandfather quit school at some time in about grade 5 as I remember him telling me but could read the newspaper and magazines and understand completely everything he read Now that is a stretch for many HS grads. Unless kids behave teachers cannot teach even those who want to listen and learn. That is a huge plus for any private school as they can set the rules and if you don't follow them-hit the door.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:42 AM

I remember having to endure a Kleenex bobbypinned to my head because I never had the proper headcovering for Mass. I was only a little first grader.

And... I recall the "terrible public school kids" being bussed during the day to go to CCD once a week. The kids in my school would go to Mass or do something else outside of the classroom. We were made to hide everything and turn our desks around because public school kids were no good and would steal anything while they used our room. The sad thing is when you're that young and that's all you hear about a certain group, you believe it (at the time). Until I was old enough to know better, I really did think that public school kids were inferior deviants!!

I started school in the 1970's and ended in the 80's. You would have think that my school's way of thinking would have been a bit more modernized by then!

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 11:12 AM

After the nuns would whack me, so would my Mom. She admitted later she was mis-guided.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 11:19 AM

LOLBigmama!
Bleepy--yes! kleenexes on your head secured by a big bobby pin (make sure they jab it into your flesh a little). Ha! Women have to have their head covered (sounds familiar).

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 11:40 AM

Sandy
In high school, the nuns had a sign on the homeroom doors :Admission 25 cents for red lips and black eyes LOL. On their desk was a box called the "Propagation Of Faith" which was usually filled with quarters; especially mine. I was determined to keep my boyfriend happy with red lips and black eyes; since he was on the football team.

Ohh, I forget we had to also pay for uniform skirts not 2 inches below the knees. We had a lot fun mocking those old nuns. They were old to us.. I loved my high school days no corporal punishment. Fun Fun

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 11:46 AM

My catholic education (no art or music) ended with 8th grade.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 12:09 PM

I remember getting the nun stick across the knuckles a lot..LOL! And it was because of my last name Nelson...I had 4 brothers and 6 sisters before me.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 12:39 PM

This is almost like a scar comparison thread...

Primary 1 - about 5 years old - and I'm wandering about the rather hard concrete playground. I spy a patch of grass just beside a path and saunter over to investigate...


...when a teacher hauls me to me feet - interrupting my (fairly poor) daisy-chain making - and starts walloping my back in the direction of my class, all the while shouting inanities about school rules, discipline and the like. Back in class I was made to stand up at the front, whilst my shorts* were pulled down, and given 6 or so hard skelps to the backside. For walking on the grass.
On the way back to my seat I realised that the teacher would never be able to hit me as hard as my mother (who had forearms that Popeye would not sniff at), and found that this thought had been thunk out loud.
Said teacher attempted to prove wee boy wrong.
Wee boy - who was right incidentally - was as bad as inventively and wee boyishly possible for the next few years.

I still maintain that not one single person ever said to myself or a classmate - and I checked with a few, over the years - that this little patch of unfenced grass in the middle of all that concrete was out of bounds.

There was also a time at high school were I hit back at a particularly vicious teacher of unknown parentage but that, as they say, is another story for another day.


* Shorts: short-legged outer garments, not underwear - which would of course be 'pants'.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 3:37 PM

I'll tell you what it means Sandy, it meand Andy is trying to prove he has a sense of humour. Well, i did say "trying", and i've never doubted he was trying. I'm not Irish, i was born very close to where i still live, just outside London.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 4:34 PM

I have a sense of humor, Dave. I'm not trying to prove anything.

It was a passing reference to some of the hogwash you post here which seems to be from another planet.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 4:46 PM

If you two boys keep arguing on this thread you will receive the following punishments:
* You will be whacked on the knuckles with a yardstick (or meterstick).
* You will write 100 x's: I will learn to love my neighbor.
* You will sit in the corner wearing a dunce cap until you both learn to get along.
* You will stay in from recess and clap erasers (Wait...that can actually turn into fun).




collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 4:53 PM

Bleepy, I love my neighbors and often offer to help those who have trouble getting around.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 5:01 PM

Then we'll have to recruit you to alterboy status!! Good job!!

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 6:06 PM

We used to have to kneel on the floor when we were in high school for the uniform skirt length check also. Everyone rolled up their skirts ordinarily and we just rolled them down and loosened the button on the side so it would touch the floor.

I remember in 8th grade, our teacher told us that we would come to no good if we smoked cigarettes and held hands with boys. We'd all end up in one of "those places" (a home for unwed mothers). I guess that was as good as we were going to get on the sex talk.

We were taught to feel sorry for the kids in public school. We called them "publicans". It's so stupid and really dreadful that the nuns allowed this type of thinking to happen, in fact they promoted it. It was all before the Ecumenical Council, they had to lighten up a bit after that!! I can't imagine what it took to desensitize some of those women...

The bobby pin in the head cracked me up! Did we all go through that?! Did they dig that bobby pin in on purpose? My mother (a non catholic and in a "mixed marriage" according to the nuns) always said being a nun was a waste of a woman. that always confused me when I was little, I didn't know just what she meant......

I must admit that in a grade or two, I had some nuns that were great teachers and fine individuals. Sad to say, it was the exception and not the rule.



fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:40 PM

I didn't go to Catholic school, but I think my 1st grade teacher may have. She seemed to have it out for me. She poked me in the back, as she walked by, with the pointy end of those Bic ink pen lids. Once she actually dragged me out of my chair by my very long (back then) hair. And another time, she refused to let me leave the classroom to use the restroom. Mind you, I was only in 1st grade. I had an accident and she proceeded to call me a baby in front of the class. The rest of the kids looked petrified and I don't recall anyone skipping over any opportunity to run to the restroom that came along. I used to hope she would get hit my a Mac truck (Dad was a truck driver so I knew what one was early on). Frankly, I don't think I would care if she had been.


lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:45 PM

It amazes me the stories throughout the years of cruel people who are supposed to be in positions that foster nurturing and learning. What kind of sick piece of crap would do such heinous things to a 1st grader? You should go find her and kick her walker out from under her and pull her hair. I sure know I want to.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 10:51 PM

After 15 years in education, I still can't understand why some people went into it, unless for the perceived shorter hours (which are a myth, by the way). Over 50% of my friends on Facebook are former students of mine whom I did not beat, but rather loved, nurtured and helped. I know we have a lot of teachers on Sploofus and I know they would agree with me that there are far too many people in the profession who shouldn't be.

One wonders if those nuns just needed to get a little

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 25th Jun '09 11:17 PM

Apparently, my mother would agree!

It's hard to justify the mean and cruel things they did. I honestly think they didn't understand themselves or their motivations very well.

My 7th grade teacher left for a few hours every Thursday morning. We all knew she went to see a shrink, though we didn't use that term. It was pretty evident, now that I look back, that she was having a tough time coping with her life in general. She was quite a loose bolt, always popping off at us and saying crazy things and then blaming us for following her temptation. We didn't know what to make of her. She didn't hit us, just had crazy meltdowns. She went away after a few years, I've often wondered if she remained a nun.

The 50's and 60's are an interesting time to review, many of us have similar stories, catholic school isn't always the common bond.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 12:13 AM

From 5th grade on, I lived in a neighborhood about half Catholic, half public schooled. We tried to date the Catholic girls when they hit their rebellious streak. We didn't care if we were mentioned in their confessions, we were beyond the priest's reach.

Couple of public school oddities, though. In the mid-fifties, when schools integrated, our second grade classes were grouped into 'cardinals', 'robins', 'bluejays', etc. I remember that cardinals was the 'smart' group, although no one said so. After integration, our third grade teacher added 'crows' to the list of groups, but I don't remember that group name in fourth grade.

In Jr. High, I got detention in 7th grade for having a paper airplane in my possession. In 8th grade, I got detention for having 3 rubber bands. (They didn't catch me with the bag of 50). In 9th grade a friend slipped me half a stick of Juicy-Fruit after lunch. Getting caught with chewing gum was an automatic 3-day suspension (Honest!). The librarian came up behind me and asked if I had gum. A 3-day suspension would be bad, but since my parents were both teachers, lying to the teacher would have been suicide. So I looked up at her and said, "I don't have no gum." She chewed me out for using a double negative, then walked away. I didn't lie. If my mouth had been empty, I would have had 'no gum.' It wasn't. I still use this story when I teach pre-algebra. Math isn't the only class where two negatives make a positive.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 1:33 AM

The Gum Story is a hoot!!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 2:32 AM

M48, what a fast thinker! WTG!

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 8:24 AM

That's very quick thinking for a 7th grader!!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 8:54 AM

Boy, I got nuthin'. I went to public school. I didn't have even one teacher who was off base in any way. They were kind, intelligent, giving people. Sure, my algebra teacher spoke a language I didn't understand and my best friend had to translate (translated means my friend could explain in a way my brain was wired to comprehend), but other than that, from 1st grade through graduation - nothing but awesome teachers.

That's the reason I fought being a teacher for 20 years - I knew there was no way I could do as good a job as those people did. I finally gave in, but I still can't hold a candle to them.

The only perceived abuse in my life was from my very strict mother. The worst I ever did was wishing all through 2nd grade that my teacher, Mrs. Ward, were my mother instead.

Now- the point I really want to make is this. No wonder so many of you are atheists, agnostics, or just refuse to have anything to do with organized religion. I'm so sorry for the physical/mental/emotional abuses you suffered at the hands of those who were supposedly called by God to be His hands and feet in service to the most precious of humanity - the children.

My son and I have always used lines from movies peppered through our conversations - our mental trivia chewing gum, as it were.

But one line we were reaffirming this week as we discussed the SC governor's idiocy is the one we learned from the Superman 1 movie, when Lex Luthor lists things his dad taught him - and the final one was, "People are no da**ed good."

Faith in humans will always be a fool's folly, apparently.

But if there is anything I can offer, it's this. Faith in God is not. But it's hard for God to get past the abuse passed out by his own people. And I'm so sorry!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 11:50 PM

I also became a teacher. I believe you learn to teach by emulating your good teachers and avoiding the crap your bad teachers put you through. I had basically four rules to go by: 1. Love the age group you work with, even when they're not very loveable. 2. Keep a sense of humor, even if it's strange. 3. Know your subject.. Thoroughly. 4. Have patience, because 1, 2, & 3 don't always work the first time.

After my students got the concept of double negatives, I would write on the board on test day, "There won't be no test today." When someone cheered, the rest of the class would remind them that it meant "There WILL be a test today." I told them that their English teachers didn't want them using double negatives because the teachers didn't want to do the math to see what they really meant. Then I would challenge them to use a triple negative correctly in English class.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 26th Jun '09 11:54 PM

Ooohh, let's hear a triple negative!

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.5 - Posts: 911)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 2:15 AM

We had a beast of a 2nd grade teacher (public school) when I was growing up in the US. She used to lift some of the little girls out of their seats by their pony tails. She was just plain mean. She was continually on a diet always drinking Tab for lunch and munching sweets during class. Strangely she never seemed to loose weight. She used to tell us she was going to quit teaching when her husband's business picked up. She obviously hated it.
Our 3rd grade teacher was a jewel, a great teacher and person. Then she ran away with somebody else's husband!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 3:46 AM

This thread is a beef against the nuns, not the teachers, from my grade school years. I had a few "lay" teachers through the years, who were really super.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 8:06 AM

Sample triple negative: I do not like not doing nothing.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 8:14 AM

And there are times when I do not want my husband to not do nothing.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 10:33 AM

I agree with Sandy. The thread was about the culture that the nuns represented. I most certainly don't consider myself scarred by their mistreatment and have no difficulty practicing the Catholic religion today. My sprituality is driven by my own values not those that the nuns felt we needed to have. My parents get the credit for instilling them and I get the rest for continuing it.

It's an interesting phenomenom what went on in catholic school. Some orders weren't so cruel. We coped by laughing about it. It was pretty even handed so there was no selective punishment, generally speaking. Some kids got more attention, the same holds true today. I have many, many friends who grew up as catholics and now practice another religion. Whatever makes your life "fill up" in the right places is what's right for each of us. I respect everyman's choice whatever it may be.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 11:57 AM

Right, Mplaw, no scars here either. Not a practicing "anything" anymore.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 12:06 PM

And Zeedee, don't really care nothing about no triple negatives.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 10:39 PM

Very good triple negatives all. I couldn't find no problems with none of them.

Now: What popular food item CORRECTLY uses a double negative in their advertising?


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 11:50 PM

Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee?

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.4 - Posts: 620)
Sun, 28th Jun '09 12:33 AM

Oooooooooo...You're good, Sandracam! Or I guess ya can say, you're not bad!!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 28th Jun '09 12:36 AM

I just watch too much tv.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.3 - Posts: 3742)
Sun, 28th Jun '09 2:59 PM

Excellent Sandra. I'll bet you even hummed the tune as you typed it in.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 28th Jun '09 3:02 PM

Well, >Sandy, stop not working on our puzzle, OK?


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