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Convent Humor

Convent Humor

One of the things we enjoy at the convent is the gentle sense of humor.  Nuns may have serious work to do, but they enjoy the antics of their goats, good jokes, and the quirks of human nature.  They share smiles easily.

The Rockies

The Rockies

“Like thy rocks of towering grandeur, make me strong and sure–”  from a hymn we sang at church camp about six decades ago.  It comes back to me as we drive through the Canadian Rockies.

Mooskin and Mouskin

Mooskin and Mouskin

Sister Agnes, the goat’s “midwife,” had a nightmare, about the time “Pansy” was due, that the birth was frighteningly difficult and she delivered a moose instead of a goat.

Horses and Hard Hats

Horses and Hard Hats

Horses, used before motorized equipment came in, were provided with hard leather hats and did not work double shifts.  A coal miner, who could work double shifts, was required to return his horse to the barn and get a rested one for his second shift.