Class of: 1973
I remember when... I remember wearing our uniform skirts below our
knees and when we would leave to go home, we would roll the band of
the skirt to make it shorter.
Class of: l976
I remember when... I remember when the Martin
Luther King library was being built oh boy
where there a lot of construction guys for us girls to look at
sister Julie made sure of no hook-ups.
She stood outside in the morn and even watching us girls and
of course the construction workers.
Class of: 1967
I remember when... I remember when we had a typing test, on a manual
typewriter. We had to type 45 words a minute with no errors -- yes,
you guessed it -- I typed 45 words with no errors and I was the only
one who achieved this in that test. I was so proud of myself and to
this day, I still love to type. Also, I remember the donuts and a
bottle of coke (the small bottles) for
breakfast every morning before classes. The best years of my life
were spent at St. Patrick's.
Class of 1984
I remember when... "John shot the duck. Who shot the duck? John shot
the duck." That was English class with Sister Ann. If you didn't
learn anything else you learned who shot the duck. LOL!
Class of 1983
I remember when... the homeless people use to try to get in the
Class of 1977
I remember when... Oh, YES, the DONUTS...That bakery was "Federal
Bakery, right next to the Peoples Drugstore on 10th & F St., NW.
What I REALLY remember, was when I was caught dangling out the third
floor windows, and whistling at the construction workers, I felt a
tap on my back.. Thought it was Cathy
LaBille warning me about the sister coming....unfortunately, is WAS
the sister. She send me home with a note requesting my mother give
me permission from now on to do that". Well, needless to say, my mom
NEVER SIGNED that note for me. All these years later, I can still
laugh not only at that one, but TONS of other "fun" things we all
did. After graduating, I cried like a baby when I saw the stores
started stacking items for the following year of schools.
Class of 1961
I remember when... I remember the "cafeteria" in the cellar. It was
a long table with a red and white checkered tablecloth and on it
were hot dogs, small bags of potato chips and a very large jar of
whole sour pickles that you could buy for lunch. I would eat a
large, whole pickle every day!
Class of 1980
I remember when... We got our allotment of World's Finest and my
sisters & I had to run to catch the metro bus, while running, I
dropped the whole daggone box of WFC AND then my sister Kathy who
was running also dropped whole box....THE BUS WAITED...but no one
helped...I'm sure they were laughing or cussing the hold up?? EVERY
MORNING a chocolate and blueberry donut. EVERY MORNING.
Class of 1980
I remember when... we had a free period to go over to the Martin
Luther King Library for study hall and a few of us used to sneak
over to the donut shop on 7th street. We walked in one day and
bumped into a substitute teacher who we were able to convince that
we had permission to be in that area at that time.
Patricia Ann Miller
Class of 1970
I remember when... We ate pickles and honey dip donuts for lunch! I
also remember getting into mischief and the sisters always catching
me. The years I spent at St. Pat's were the best!
Class of 1976
I remember when... During "Spirit Week" of
1975, our class won the spirit contest by rewriting the words to
"Love Train" and substituting "Love" with "Spirit." A number of us
performed it and lined up like a train :-) Does anyone else remember
Class of 1969
I remember when... The national Guard had to stay at the school
during the riots...they were cuties...but, was a sad time too...
Class of 1976
I remember when... I remember when we used to go up on the roof and
have snowball fights after it snowed.
Class of 1975
I remember when... Martin Luther King Library was
being built across the street and all the noise we heard
while in class. The noise was so
loud that we got to have study hall because we couldn't hear our
teacher talk. When it finally was finished, our teacher took us
across the street to visit it.
Class of 1976
I remember when... I remember the first (and only) time that I had
to go to Sister Raymunda to get a sanitary napkin and I cried
because I was so afraid of her... I remember during Spirit Week, our
class won a spirit competition by singing "Get onboard the love
train" except we change the lyrics to spirit train. That was the
closest I remember our class being... I remember we had a sock hop
in the gym and some of the girls from our class (especially Chiquita
Morgan and Maria Spriggs) taught us how to dance to "Very
Superstitious" by Stevie Wonder. Whenever I hear that song I think
about how fun that was... I remember one time someone told some of
us that if we sang the Big Mac song (two all-beef patties special
sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seen bun) to the
cashiers at McDonald's we would win a free Big Mac. The cashiers
just stared at us like we were crazy...ugly practical joke :-)... I
remember that we had some really remarkable young women in our
class. I wish I had let them know what I thought of them at the
Class of 1973
I remember when... In freshman year with Sister Michealla Marie we
used to take black pieces from our geography books put them on our
front teeth and smile at her all at once. She was too happy with us.
Class of 1976
I remember when... a few of us would take a "visit" across the
street to the bakery, (I can't remember
the name) get donuts, go up on the roof to enjoy them and hope that
the folks at MLK Library wouldn't call over to the school and tell!!
Selling the "World's Finest Chocolate" to the citizens of downtown
DC. We'd pounce upon them like "little green hornets" out to make
our quota. Oh how fun those days were!!! Fond memories... :-) :-)