It was good timing that Dan Haley chose to dig back into his Catholic schooling in his Dec. 14 column. Those of us who went to Catholic schools when they were staffed by nuns in mysterious habits?#34;or should I say with mysterious habits?#34;walked away with a rich source of comedic material.
The nuns (let's not call them "the good sisters"?#34;it's so condescending) were good in many areas: reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary?#34;music and art for my team, the Holy Cross nuns?#34;and often critical thinking. I think that when our generation dies, we're taking spelling with us.
They seemed to know that words are important and that talent shouldn't be wasted. I have a friend who thinks that many people with a Catholic education are rigorous thinkers. I think she means pompous.
I was almost sure we learned about the seven deadly sins, including slander. It turns out that slander isn't one of them, but if you go to the seven deadly sins web page, you can get a tee shirt or a mug.
Anyway, Mr. Haley, I'm betting that slander is mentioned in the Baltimore Catechism. You can't download it for free, but you can get it on e-Bay.
This is a perfect time to make the nuns proud again. Stand up in front of the class, Daniel, and apologize to the man you called a cur in print several months ago. Cripes, his name is Christmas.
Mary Kay O'Grady