Fifty years ago today
My marble notebook, open lay:
Atop each gray-lined leaf,
A simple sign of pure belief:
‘neath penciled cross,
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!
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!
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 🙂
Thanks, Janna…I figured the JMJ required an explanation. I had almost forgotten myself.
I really needed that explaination.. cool form — but a little bit of a riddle first.
I know, sorry about the circuitous route to clarity:)
I am so glad Baptists did not have schools of their own.
You’ve no idea, though I do believe I am the better for having had that experience. I wouldn’t change a thing!
Sweet poem to go with this memory.
And as reunion fast approaches, the memories are flooding in! Thanks for commenting.