The New Church and Diaper Shaming

Dear Bernard We have just finished Sunday dinner & the men are going to the mission pretty soon. Just now it is raining pretty heary I hope it stops soon. Otherwise it will cut the mission attendance & consequently by the mazuma for Fr. McAulliffe. The sketch of the new church is hanging in the … Continue reading The New Church and Diaper Shaming

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The Vicious Circle of Home Repair

Thurs 5/24/51 Dear Bernie By this time you've probably given me up as a lost cause. Frankly, I've meant to write but just haven't gotten around to it. Mom told me you've finally landed in rather a desolate place in Japan. Well thank goodness it is Japan anyway. I haven't seen your letter as yet … Continue reading The Vicious Circle of Home Repair

NY Priest: “Japan More Irish than Ireland”

Dear Bernie, From your description of the mail service I'm sure you will get this letter as you are being "quituated" from the Army. However, I feel constrained to read it anyway. Honorable Father really pleased with the description of Occidentalis [something in latin, looks like "operd" or "aperd"] Orientales. Strange, but did I get … Continue reading NY Priest: “Japan More Irish than Ireland”