Lunch With The Nuns

@webeishere (36377)
United States
January 11, 2008 3:29pm CST
Okay another kind of funny story about me and my going to Catholic School back in the 60's. We lived about 2 miles from school and all 5 of us kids walked that route each day. Mom made us all lunches the night before so she could get dads breakfast made in the mornings easier. Now I walked with my youngest brother. Of course we always horsed around. I would always eat my lunch on the way to school as I was a big eater as a child. Then lunch would roll around & my teacher/nun saw I wasn't eating lunch so she'd invite me to the rectory to eat a hot lunch with the other nuns, the father of the church as well as Mother Superior. After a couple of weeks one nun asked me whay I don't bring a lunch. Of course I couldn't admit I ate it on the way to school so I mentioned mom doesn't make any as she is too busy with dad in the morning getting his breakfast and lunch ready. HAHAHAHA! Well yes, she called my parents asking why mom didn't take time to fix me lunch. All in all this ended up us kids getting a ride to school each day so mom knew I didnt eat my lunch on the way there. HAHAHA! Do you have any funny or cute elementary tales about you to share with us here? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Jan 08
LOL - 4th grade I went to a small 2 room school. The teacher I had taught 4-8th grade then the 'big kids' went in town. I was notorious for 'talking' even though I was one of the youngest kids in our class but it never failed to entertain the older kids. Well, one day the teacher had had just a bit too much and made me put a circle on the chalk board and then place my nose in the circle saying ok, lets see who your going to talk to now. Several of the older kids protested saying that was mean to make a little kid do that. Just about that time my Mom walked in the school (I had forgotten my lunch). With my nose still in the circle I giggled expecting my Mom to put up the same protest as the 'big kids'.... She didn't, instead when the teacher explained what was going on she laughed and said that looked like a good place for me and left. He made me stand there for about 5 minutes but it seemed like a million.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jan 08
HAHAHAHA! I did that with my kids when they were frowing up also. Made them stare at a circle on the wall for what seemed like forever to them. I almost bought an old school that was a 2 roomer here in Northern Minnesota. Wished I had as it got sold to the State and is now a Historcal building on the federal list. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Jan 08
I've always thought it would be neat to own an old school house. There's one up the road from us that someone bought several years ago and they converted it to a house with a few additions here and there. Origianlly it was like the one room school on Little House on the Praire and served as school, church, and meeting house. My ex-in-laws lived in the area for years and had told me about it years ago before they pased away. The 'house' still has the bell tower that was used for calling kids in for school and calling people to church but it's been closed up and the bell is gone - as I collect bells it's been a dream of mine to someday have and old school bell.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Not that cute! LOL...good story Bob!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Not that cute? Sheesh. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@anniepa (26607)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Shame on you, Grandpa Bob! Do you share these stories with your grandkids...lol! I can't really top that but I do know on my first day in first grade my teacher called me by my first name - which happens to be a boy's name which I was never, EVER called at home because I've always gone by my middle name - and I just sat there and ignored her. Finally she asked when I was going to answer me and I said, "When you call me by my right name I'll answer you!" Of course she told my mom. I still find it hard to believe I'd done that because I was usually very quiet and shy when I was a little girl. Annie
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
11 Jan 08
Not yet have I shared these stories with them. My kids know them though. HAHAHAHA!! I was stubborn like that as well. I ignored a lot of my teachers/nuns as well getting into a lot of trouble. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
14 Jan 08
this is really hilarious! lying to a nun?! and mother superior at that?! now... funny elementary stories. well, i was always a chatty gal, so when the school bus would bring me home i would always be busy chatting with my best friend on the bus. then one day i hopped off the bus without my school bag! good thing they kept it for me, and i was so sheepish about it when i got it back the next day.
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
12 Jan 08
Well not as funny perhaps as your story but I'm willing to share. I have always lived in Canada. I was born in Saskatchewan to very poor grain farmers. Our family moved to British Columbia in the mid sixties. The part of B.C. we moved to was well known for it's fruit farming. I was of course in school and at the age where I was missing my friends and family I had left behind. One day I was very sad and withdrawn. Comming off the farm I was very innocent and as they say "Green as Grass". I had a terrific teacher and she was meerly trying to cheer my moods and as she lightly rubbed my shoulders she said, "Oh I think you're just a little Saskatchewan Prarie chicken." Well I had No idea what that was supposed to mean but whatever it was I was instantly offended. My answer to her was, "Yeah well I'd rather be that than a B.C. fruit." Of course the school called my folks and I was told that I had done wrong, but it took some time before I really knew why. It's funny now though!!!