He Did What?!

It was towards the middle of my 7th grade year when I was asked to leave Margaret Keating School because of my bad behavior. So my folks enrolled me in classes at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

I knew I was in trouble the moment Dad greeted Sister Angela, the school’s Mother Superior, as they hugged each other,  laughed and recalled their time in school together in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Then much to my astonishment, they talked about their last date before Dad left for the Korean War and how Sister Angela came to decide on a life within the Catholic Church. And though I had heard it with my own juvenile delinquent ears I couldn’t believe it – Dad had dated a Nun!

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