Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Diary Of Zita Cecilia McNamara: Sister Mary Michael

Editor's Note: Click HERE to read Dr. C's previous post on the origin of Zita's diary. This entry begins with 13-year-old Zita writing to her guardian angel, "Bishop."

Dear Bishop (Day Seventeen) Nothing exciting happened. Sister Mary Michael is sick, don’t know of what. Sister Mary Eileen won’t tell us what hospital she is in.

Dear Bishop (Day Eighteen) Sister Mary Michael is still sick. Be glad when she gets back. Well, good night.

Dear Bishop (Day Nineteen) Went to church today. That’s all.

Reflections: Of all the teachers I had from elementary through high school, there was one who made a major impact on me: Sister Mary Michael. I loved that nun very much. It was because of her that I seriously considered putting aside my interest in becoming an actress and becoming a nun. Oh, the halls of many a convent would have been really “rocking” with my chatter and boisterous spirit

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Diary of Zita Cecilia McNamara: Tell Them That You Love Them

Dear Diary
Editor's Note: Click HERE to read Dr. C's previous post on the origin of Zita's diary. This entry begins with 13-year-old Zita writing to her guardian angel, "Bishop."

Dear Bishop (Day Fourteen) Bought a Valentine’s Day card secretly. Told Glenda [an acquaintance] to mail it for me. Hope she does. Mommy will be surprised. Pray for her.

Dear Bishop (Day Fifteen) A wonderful Valentine’s Day. Daddy gave me a lovely card and spray mist by Hobigant. He gave Mommy a card and perfume, too. Mommy is still a little ill with a cold.

Dear Bishop (Day Sixteen) Didn’t have Religion test today. Hurray! Had the Science test. I think I did well. Gee, Victoria and I are not as close as before. I don’t know why.

Reflections: I decided at a young age that I should let the person whom I love know it. I do not know if it was because I was an only child (well, since there was no relationship with my half-sister, I was). People and relationships, at a very young age, were very special to me.