Photos

The Children’s Faces

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Kathy, Larry and Jeff Roman-1964

Kathy, Larry and Jeff Roman-1964

1963 Sometime when I was in the home, but on a visit to my Aunt's in Allentown. That's me on the end with the "home haircut". Flossie

1963 Sometime when I was in the home, but on a visit to my Aunt’s in Allentown. That’s me on the end with the “home haircut”. Flossie

1965 Here I was right after I left the home. In my first foster home which was horrible. I remember that I hid behind the door of the chapel because I didn't want to go there. Turned out my gut feeling was right on. The home was better. I was Flossie Schwertfeger then. Does anyone remember me?" Flossie

1965 Here I was right after I left the home. In my first foster home which was horrible. I remember that I hid behind the door of the chapel because I didn’t want to go there. Turned out my gut feeling was right on. The home was better. I was Flossie Schwertfeger then. Does anyone remember me?” Flossie

Right before my parents split up and my mother dumped all 5 us in Sacred Heart Home. My younger brother Patrick was too young and was put out for adoption right away and the youngest brother, Bobby who had Down's Syndrome was disposed of a few years before in a special home for broken babies.

Right before my parents split up and my mother dumped all 5 us in Sacred Heart Home. My younger brother Patrick was too young and was put out for adoption right away and the youngest brother, Bobby who had Down’s Syndrome was disposed of a few years before in a special home for broken babies.

"This is Mother Alfreda cooking at the fryer with Kathy Jeffery, Donna Gaffney (middle) and Ada Velez in pigtails. I remember Mother Alfreda made donuts in the fryer....they floated when she cooked them." Linda Jeffery

“This is Mother Alfreda cooking at the fryer with Kathy Jeffery, Donna Gaffney (middle) and Ada Velez in pigtails. I remember Mother Alfreda made donuts in the fryer….they floated when she cooked them.” Linda Jeffery

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Hello Dolly Tap Dancers for Donation Day, maybe late 1960?

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Lil'Marie

Lil’Marie

Kathy W. all dressed up for donation Day

Kathy W. all dressed up for donation Day

The Orphanage

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The Cooper mansion

The Cooper mansion

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photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

Photo by Mary Sullivan Esseff

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Little girls pink bathroom. Good thing we had flashlights!

Little girls pink bathroom. Good thing we had flashlights!

I remember standing at those sinks brushing my teeth. Do you?

I remember standing at those sinks brushing my teeth. Do you?

The doors leading into the little girls dormitory. They were always locked so we wouldn't run away.

The doors leading into the little girls dormitory. They were always locked so we wouldn’t run away.

The big irks dormitory. Looks like it once was the nursery?

The big irks dormitory. Looks like it once was the nursery?

The kitchen, where all our slop was prepared. I did love the cornbread, still do!

The kitchen, where all our slop was prepared. I did love the cornbread, still do!

Some type of giant fryer thing. Maybe that was added when it was a college?

Some type of giant fryer thing. Maybe that was added when it was a college?

I helped wash dishes many times.

I helped wash dishes many times.

Another view of the dishwashing room right off the cafeteria.

Another view of the dishwashing room right off the cafeteria.

Lights out in the cafeteria.

Lights out in the cafeteria.

We got on our hands and knees and scabbed that cafateria floor.

We got on our hands and knees and scabbed that cafateria floor.

Chained front door to the home.

Chained front door to the home.

The confessional. Make sins if you can't remember any. Seven Our fathers and three Hail Marys!

The confessional. Make sins if you can’t remember any. Seven Our fathers and three Hail Marys!

Not much left in the church. Where did it all go?

Not much left in the church. Where did it all go?

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My two granddaughter check out the laundry chute.

My two granddaughter check out the laundry chute.

Classrooms

Classrooms

The Sisters would've whacked their knuckles hard for drawing on the chalkboard! The linen room for a beating for sure!

The Sisters would’ve whacked their knuckles hard for drawing on the chalkboard! The linen room for a beating for sure!

Smashed glass everywhere.

Smashed glass everywhere.

My granddaughter Ana checking out where I went to school.

My granddaughter Ana checking out where I went to school.

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The little girls bathroom.

The little girls bathroom.

The Sisters

 

Sister Bonita

Sister Bonita

Sister Bonita in habit that I remember.

Sister Bonita in habit that I remember.

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Sister Annette Helen Juna (Dzuna) 1918-2010

Sister Annette
Helen Juna (Dzuna)
1918-2010

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