The Class of 51

The Class of 51

Picture it : 1966 in Arlington Heights, IL at Our Lady of Perpetual Angst Catholic School. Mrs. Ludy's third grade class had been designing their special Valentine mailboxes all week. Snippets of red construction paper cut with blunt-nose scissors speckled the classroom floor. Tatters of paper lace doilies and glitter stuck to clothes and jackets [...]

2nd Grade & Why I’m Not Catholic

It's open link night at dVerse! The piece below recounts┬áthe actual events of a day at St. James Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. 1966, or so.   I flunked a phonics test and Sister Eleanor is scowling like Satan: goose-stepping back and forth, spitting "God Hates You Brats." She doesn't know that God likes [...]