Friday, October 2, 2009

Correction to Today's Blog Post

Sorry for some confusion, which a family member (thanks, mom) just pointed out. The Papal Mass on Boston Common was on October 1, 1979, not October 2, 1979. Here's what my mother just wrote: 

Hi Jerry,
Wasn't the Papal visit on October 1st? A day etched in our memory too. We stood with all the nuns. Remember how we got our tickets? A nun was buying shoes in the same shoe store as we were, and we were lamenting the fact that our son was playing the organ and we did not have tickets. Well, this nun said that it happened that they had 2 extra tickets, and would we like them? Well, these tickets were for a space in front of the Papal Choir, so we heard the Pope and also you and Father Strahan and the beautiful choir. In my heart, I'm still shivering from the experience, and my body is shivering remembering the cool rain that fell all day. No VCRs then, but we still have a scratchy tape of the Mass. What memories!

Thanks to my 70-something year-old mom's sharper memory than her fifty-something son's!

Gotta sing. Gotta pray.

1 comment:

Diana | said...

I can see where you get your excellent craft for writing. :)