Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear

There are many on-line transcriptions of the Baltimore catechism, in service from 1891 to 1963 or thereabouts. I didn't earn as much money for drilling the catechism as I did for carrying lunches to people on the way back to school for the afternoon. The bad things that kids called one another were "snot," "brat," "snotty brat," and "heretic." It seemed peculiar to hear so much Latin again. I like this store. Gellman's and Winn's used to sell dresses and veils for First Holy Communion. Now there are stores over on the eastside that sell quince dresses. They may open only by appointment, but I bet they sell some of the same items for little kids.


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