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Tudie BN 2012/07/27 15:12:14
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  • Rich Matarese 2012/07/27 15:47:18 (edited)
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    Not being excommunicated in Second Grade.


    In our Roman Catholic parochial school, I'd gotten the impression that displeasing the nuns was the precise equivalent of so offending God Himself that He would cast me forever from the community of the Church Militant, leaving me damned for all eternity.

    Jeez, talk about being "raised Catholic."

    One Friday I'd screwed up a homework assignment, ruining the single piece of coarse, cheap yellow writing paper I'd been issued. I'd erased my mistakes so freakin' many times that I'd worn a hole in the thing. Irreparable! Unspeakable! I was doomed.

    I spent the entire weekend convinced that Monday would see me cast from school, from the Church, and from my family. I contemplated suicide - at the age of six - and wondered how much it was going to hurt.

    And then on Monday the nun handed me another piece of that crappy yellow paper, told me to do the assignment over, and that was that.

    Boy, did I breathe a sigh of relief.

    Sure as hell put off any thoughts of a vocation in the priesthood, though, didn't it?

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  • Different 2012/08/26 02:16:04
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    Different
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    Still a child so I have so many memories ahead of me to choose from.
  • Tudie BN Different 2012/08/27 08:00:37
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    Thanks Awesome !
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/08/26 01:16:23
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    rest-time in school
  • Tudie BN Jorge E... 2012/08/27 08:00:06
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    Thanks Jorge !
  • Blade 2012/08/02 19:59:56
  • Tudie BN Blade 2012/08/03 00:08:26
    Tudie BN
    Thanks Blade !
  • Arya 2012/08/02 07:06:00
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    Just being with my Grandpa. I miss him.

    little girl holding hands with grandpa
  • Tudie BN Arya 2012/08/02 10:44:12
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    Thanks Arya ! : )
  • Arya Tudie BN 2012/08/02 16:09:54
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    You're welcome Tudie!
  • mikeeonly 2012/07/28 08:25:38
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    VACATIONING AT THE SHORE
  • Tudie BN mikeeonly 2012/07/28 09:17:39
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    Thanks mikeeonly !
  • donna.robinson.102 2012/07/28 01:24:28
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    Before anyone reads this bear in mind we were little then, innocent, my brother younger than i and i always decided what as best for my siblings, there are 7 of us and yes, i made them act in my version of the christmas play, so this was another adventure.Back when we attended Catholic school, we had another forced detention, i never understood why our father forced us to attend the school where were made target, being as we were the only students of color, scratch that the only peopple odf color, everyday was hell week revisited, this day i thought as my brother and i looked around would be no diffrent, we'd be chased into neighborhoods who were waiting for us with brooms and stiks yelling get out of here you dirty n****"s, as they waved their brooms and sticks at us, some as old as the pavement more sooner to meet their maker than later, not realizing that simply because you enter the house of worship on Sunday, that does not give you an onyx card with unlimited cruelty to treat prople any way of one's choosing the rest of the week.Hell,, we wore the same uniforms rheir chlldren wore, the only diffrence, is my mother di'nt play with me on making it a mini skirt, and my blouses were so spotless it could have won the white plus award everyday., so as we were running from our ...
    Before anyone reads this bear in mind we were little then, innocent, my brother younger than i and i always decided what as best for my siblings, there are 7 of us and yes, i made them act in my version of the christmas play, so this was another adventure.Back when we attended Catholic school, we had another forced detention, i never understood why our father forced us to attend the school where were made target, being as we were the only students of color, scratch that the only peopple odf color, everyday was hell week revisited, this day i thought as my brother and i looked around would be no diffrent, we'd be chased into neighborhoods who were waiting for us with brooms and stiks yelling get out of here you dirty n****"s, as they waved their brooms and sticks at us, some as old as the pavement more sooner to meet their maker than later, not realizing that simply because you enter the house of worship on Sunday, that does not give you an onyx card with unlimited cruelty to treat prople any way of one's choosing the rest of the week.Hell,, we wore the same uniforms rheir chlldren wore, the only diffrence, is my mother di'nt play with me on making it a mini skirt, and my blouses were so spotless it could have won the white plus award everyday., so as we were running from our usual hunted down routine, the street was quit,as we looked around we noticed large amonts of cash strewn about, i first suggessted we hide our books where only we could find them, then we started jamming those packs of money in our book bags, pencil cases included, at least two could fit in each one, when i say there was no small bills involved here i speak the truth, my brothers pants legs look like he was made of bricks, then we headed toward home, and thats when the fear hit me, i could'nt shake it i loked at my brother i said i'm scared, we are holding tons of thousands of dollars, its as if the sky bled it, and we live in the heart that pumps blood into south philadelphia, this could change all of our entire lives so why am i afraid? I said we have to get rid of it, my brother had this goofy look on his face he said wait let me get this straight, you want to get rid of tons of thousands of dollars that no ones bothering us picking up and taking home, thats crazy, but yes folkes i actually convinced him to throw all of it down a sewer on baltimore avenue with me, we tossed every penny except 100 dollars each and we junked it up until we got halfway home, them we threw out the rest of the ice cream and candy and about 75.00 and some change in the end after expalining why we were late coming home we were spanked for stupidity, my brother got it worse for listening to me.
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  • horselo... donna.r... 2012/07/28 02:30:06
  • Tudie BN donna.r... 2012/07/28 09:17:05
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    Thanks Donna !
  • donna.r... Tudie BN 2012/07/29 20:38:22
    donna.robinson.102
    +1
    you welcome Tudie BN
  • Jan Haskell 2012/07/27 21:19:12
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    My first trip to Disneyland two weeks after it opened. I've wanted to live there ever since :)
  • Tudie BN Jan Has... 2012/07/28 09:16:35
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    Thanks Jan !
  • pops 2012/07/27 18:56:06
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    Being black and blue from beatings by my sadist mother.
  • Silvers... pops 2012/07/27 19:36:37
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    I know feeling. It's really terrible
  • Tudie BN pops 2012/07/28 09:16:23
    Tudie BN
    Thanks pops !
  • kraftymomma1979 2012/07/27 18:04:34
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    kraftymomma1979
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    Barbie doll, Ideal Crissy doll with growing hair, teasing my baby sister, going places with my older siblings, the 70s back when the universe meant something, watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, sewing with my granny, happy family life.
  • Tudie BN kraftym... 2012/07/28 09:16:05
    Tudie BN
    Thanks kraftymomma !
  • yg 2012/07/27 18:01:30
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    yg
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    It's definitely laying a blanket out on the balcony, looking at the stars, and laughing while my late grandmother told me and my brother old Haitian stories and riddles. All of my best memories included her.
  • Tudie BN yg 2012/07/28 09:15:32
    Tudie BN
    Thanks yg !
  • yg Tudie BN 2012/07/29 22:44:31
    yg
    +1
    You're welcome.
  • kraftym... yg 2012/07/28 11:14:32
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    My grandmother was my best friend in the world.
  • yg kraftym... 2012/07/29 22:45:12
    yg
    +1
    Me too. I really miss her.
  • Mark Mercer 2012/07/27 17:32:50
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    Mark Mercer
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    the day invented...'Fun'...
  • Tudie BN Mark Me... 2012/07/28 09:15:15
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    +1
    Thanks Mark Mercer !
  • RasHooD 2012/07/27 16:50:15
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    plying in our friend's home with all of our friends and my brothers...like it was yesterday
  • Tudie BN RasHooD 2012/07/28 09:14:44
    Tudie BN
    Thanks RasHood !
  • RasHooD Tudie BN 2012/08/02 07:20:09
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    +1
    welcom dear
  • Fran-Halen 2012/07/27 16:29:10
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    +1
    Running....everywhere !
  • Tudie BN Fran-Halen 2012/07/28 09:14:15
    Tudie BN
    Thanks Frankie !
  • rand 2012/07/27 15:56:56
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    +1
    Hugging my mutt. Mine wasn't a very loving family.
  • Tudie BN rand 2012/07/28 09:13:54
    Tudie BN
    Thanks rand !
  • Rich Matarese 2012/07/27 15:47:18 (edited)
    Hmm
    Rich Matarese
    +4
    Not being excommunicated in Second Grade.


    In our Roman Catholic parochial school, I'd gotten the impression that displeasing the nuns was the precise equivalent of so offending God Himself that He would cast me forever from the community of the Church Militant, leaving me damned for all eternity.

    Jeez, talk about being "raised Catholic."

    One Friday I'd screwed up a homework assignment, ruining the single piece of coarse, cheap yellow writing paper I'd been issued. I'd erased my mistakes so freakin' many times that I'd worn a hole in the thing. Irreparable! Unspeakable! I was doomed.

    I spent the entire weekend convinced that Monday would see me cast from school, from the Church, and from my family. I contemplated suicide - at the age of six - and wondered how much it was going to hurt.

    And then on Monday the nun handed me another piece of that crappy yellow paper, told me to do the assignment over, and that was that.

    Boy, did I breathe a sigh of relief.

    Sure as hell put off any thoughts of a vocation in the priesthood, though, didn't it?
  • donna.r... Rich Ma... 2012/07/28 01:36:01
    donna.robinson.102
    +1
    that was great, thanks for the humour,
  • Tudie BN Rich Ma... 2012/07/28 09:13:38
    Tudie BN
    Thanks Rich !
  • kraftym... Rich Ma... 2012/07/30 15:13:52
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    Do you watch Louie? He did an episode on being raised Catholic. It wasn't funny as much as it was very revealing about children see the world, very poignant episode and then funny at the end.

    I am sooooo glad you didn't commit suicide. :)

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