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Fifty years ago today
My marble notebook, open lay:  

   Scribbled lessons,

      Homework sessions,

          Boyfriend doodles,

               Girlfriend toodles.

Atop each gray-lined leaf,
A simple sign of pure belief:

        ‘neath penciled cross,

                “JMJ” embossed.


As the beneficiary of a Catholic school education, I (like many of my schoolmates), was accustomed to heading every page of every notebook with the symbol of the “Holy Family” – Jesus, Mary and Joseph, beneath the sign of the cross. I’m not sure why this prompt dredged up that memory. Perhaps my upcoming 50th high school reunion was the catalyst, as I dust off memorabilia and long-suppressed memories of those simpler days; days when we were so young, innocent, foolish and oh, so trusting.

This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words about a famous trio. The trio could be from literature, from history or from pop culture. Just make it yours and have fun with it. Good luck!

9 Comments on “Triple Header

  1. That’s a super interesting way of talking about this subject. My husband went to a Catholic school. I’ll have to ask if he did the same. Thanks for linking up. Don’t forget to vote!


  2. I appreciate the explanation at the end. Raised Baptist, Catholic education is foreign to me- didn’t know the significance of JMJ. Love the photo, too 🙂


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