Mt. St. Marys,
Sun. 1 Sept. ’68.
Dear Mum & Dad,
Nothing much has happened this week. On Friday we were supposed to have a Conge but it was raining. It was postponed until Saturday but it was still raining so we had a free day. On Thursday night we saw a film called “McLintock” starring John Wayne and someone else but I don’t know who. It was hilarious even in the parts that weren’t supposed to be funny.
We had a “My Fair Lady” practice this afternoon and it went off quite well. It is due to be staged in a month. Any plays or operettas we put on here are run by the “Glee Club”, which is just a traditional name for those in an operetta or play. So if you ever hear me mention a “Glee Club” practice you will know what I am talking about.
I got a letter from Helen and Rick the other day. Please thank them next time you see them.
Fr. Mills from Silverstream called in yesterday.
On the 12th of this month I am playing my first Plain Chant Mass on the Organ. It will be necessary for “Highden” next year as in all probability I will be both Organist and Singing Master! Kerry Maher has started learning the organ so he will be able to play too. At ‘Highden’ they have a ½ hour singing class every day of the week. I can’t even sing, let alone teach others! However, I might be a bit presumptuous in thinking so. I might not even get the job.
I enclose a cutting from the local paper about Bobby Calves. It night not have any relevance to Tony’s and Rick’s scheme but just in case it has, and wasn’t reported in the “Dominion”. I remember a man from Japan visiting the calf sheds last Christmas.
We have just had tea. The tables were laden with cakes and biscuits. Apparently, Fr. O’Meehgan gave the local members of the 3rd Order a talk, and newly ordained Fr. Malone went to give them a first blessing. After afternoon tea, the ladies were packing up the left overs for the local nuns. However, a certain Sister McNeill thought that that was a silly idea, and said “What about the starving students?” So we got the lot!!
Tonight at Benediction and Vespers I was Thurifer, which meant I had to walk up the isle and keep a straight face while I incensed everyone. (I managed it!)
Well, I think that that is all the news.