#SoCS ~ 5/1/21

And away we go …

Linda writes and I (Polly Wanna Cracker) repeat Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “may.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! To join in the fun and games, HERE are the rules and ping back.

I may have become a bit rigid in my way of attacking this weekly prompt. For the last few weeks, I have used the same opening. So much for stream of consciousness. But I liked Polly Wanna Cracker, I really really liked it.

Alrighty, let’s commence shall we? MAY. Hmmm. Think, think, and think …

Sr. Angelee. When I as Co-Commissioner of Religious Affairs my 8th grade year asked Sr. Angelee “can I please have the keys to open the church?” She replied “I’m not sure if you can but I’m sure that you MAY … Ask again”

I looked at her like huh? Then the light bulb went off. Spoken in true grammar police fashion. “Sr. Angelee, may I please have the keys to open up the church?” And she reached beneath her habit and pulled out the biggest key ring I had ever seen. One that contained keys for all 16 classrooms, all the offices, the gym, the library, the cafeteria, and finally the church doors (which all used the same master key). She gave me that key plus a smaller key to get into the room behind the sanctuary.

Every Friday we went to Mass and every Friday of my 8th grade year, I went in early to “set up”. Turn the lights on, turn the juice on and/or otherwise plug in the microphones at each lectern. There was a list of things to do to prepare and I did ’em all.

Let’s say that I may or may not have enjoyed the tasks. So much so that I would ask my dad to get me to school earlier than usual on Fridays so I could complete everything on my own. Without any help from anyone. I’m still that way a lil bit. I may or may not have my own way of doing things a certain way. I like order.

Maybe I should chill out. Dial things back. Be less controlling. On this first day of May, maybe I should turn over a new leaf. Forget new years resolutions. Let’s change things up mid-year. May 2021 is as good a time as any.

And with that, my stream may have run its’ course. I’m off to do a bunch of nothing. Trying not to think about what’s wrong with me. It’s nothing until it’s something!!

As always, more to come.

18 thoughts on “#SoCS ~ 5/1/21

  1. We only did the First Fridays and Holy Thursday, when we only had a half day and were let out at noon (after Mass). Hey, did you do Benediction (or Stations of the Cross during Lent) on Friday afternoons? That was my favorite thing ever.

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    1. Only on Good Friday but not every Friday during Lent. At least not that I remember. I always liked Stations of the Cross too. Especially the living Stations at San Jose Mission. Very moving.


  2. It was cool that the sisters trusted you with the keys and that you were so diligent with those tasks. I only remember one not-so-nice nun from my childhood and was always thankful that our small community didn’t have a parochial school. Happy May Day!

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    1. One of my fondest memories for sure. Our Felician Sisters were mostly nice. Only one or two who stood out as “stern”. The Sister who scolded me about can or may was one of the favorites. She was our glee club/choir director. I can still hear her saying “Let’s go children, sing out loud with the voices the good Lord gave you!”

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  3. Never let a learning moment pass without notice. When I was in my 30s, I was buying raffle tickets at a convent fundraiser and the good Sister criticized the way I held my pen.

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