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Sacred Heart Orphanage Kearny NJ 1950's

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Re: Re: Sacred Heart Orphanage Kearny NJ 1950's

Posted: 1172951888000
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Surnames: Tony DiGiesi
Hi All you Sacred Heart Orphanage guys.I have not ben posting for w while and was reading up on the postings.. I guess the joint still remaims fresh in our minds that was some experience right? But we all survived and were not sent to Boys Town which was real bad compared to SHO..So I tried not to get out of line after I got in trouble once fro missing Dinner was hanging out on the Avenue told Sister Agness I was going to the Library but was talking to the girls that lived close by the joint..man that was the last time I got in trouble with Sister Agnes I got the wipping of my life with the Cat O' Nine Tales some of the older guys held my hands and feet. I was face down on a bed in the dorm...and I caught hell..Plesant memorys right? Anyway We all survived the experience..Do you know 2 kids dies while I was there...one guy we called georgious George ( after the Professionsl Wrestler) do not remember his name and another guy died at camp they took him w\away in an ambulance never knew what for, but heard he died from an illness of some sort..I was in the choir so Sister Agness looked after us choir Boy's..Gertrude and Mildred were also in the Choir ..Sister Gertrude was tough and so was Mildred
Sister mildred hit me with a stick once but I was running arounder her as she had my arm and I got caught up in her habit which took most of the blows as she was a big Lady with a lotta black clothes on so it was easy to hide in the folds as she swung me around it was real funny. cause I screamed a lot to fake her out, but she never got a good shot at beating me...Gertrude's trick was to lift you up by your side burns and smash your knose and make it bleed..it was brutal when she got mad at you..Anyway we learned to behave eventually..We feared the Nuns more than God. At least I did..Anyway I got a million storys to tell yet about the JOINT..
Regards
Tony ( Mennillo) DiGiesi
(My SHO: Nickname was "Little Ma")
My brother Joe was called (BIG MA) so that made me Little Ma!!!!by default..I Donald Doran started the nicknames

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