- Hey all, there are some new pics in the "Photos" section. Thanks to
Diana Mangum (Hartz) for sending them in. Go to "Photos" and click
on the "Class Pictures" folder. Diana's class is shown in 1954,
1955, and 1957 photos (3rd, 4th, and 6th grade). You really need to
see Sister's habit in the 1955 photo.
If anyone else has class pics or other photos for the group let's
get 'em posted! Any group member can upload digital photos
themselves. If you don't have any means of getting them digitized
you can contact me offline and we'll get it done.
The only restriction I am going to put on the class photos is that
they be for classes that are at least 10 years out of school. The
school and the diocese have a policy of not displaying the
children's pictures online for obvious reasons. If we stay 10 years
back, I think we are w/in the spirit of that policy.
Your Friendly Moderator
- Did you recognize Sister Anina? She was my favorite teacher.
Do you have any idea what ever happened to her? Is she still alive?
She was one of my father's classmates when he was young. Her name was
Betty, before she joined the Sisters of Charity. When I left St. Philips
after the 8th grade, she was still principal of the school.
I'm going to look for some more shots and my sisters said they would
hunt up their old class photos. I'll send them on when I get them.
I'd give anything to see or talk to some of my old classmates from St. Philips. Jackie Fisher, Sharon Scott, Sandy Jewell (the prettiest girl
in class), Kenny Pendleton (a wonderful artist), Angela Amendola (the
cobbler's daughter), Eileen McCarthy, Bobby Drew, Eileen DeSoto, Patty
Cain (tiny blond girl), Bill O'Reilly (so handsome)...just to name a few.
I still have one of my books for collecting savings stamps...remember
them? I'll find it and send it on for you to post for the group...there are a few stamps still in it...(For the St. Philip memorabilia collection.)
....di Diana (Hartz) Mangum '64'
- --- In StPhilip@yahoogroups.com, "Diana Mangum" <dmangum@v...> wrote:
> Did you recognize Sister Anina? She was my favorite teacher.alive?
> Do you have any idea what ever happened to her? Is she still
> She was one of my father's classmates when he was young. Her namewas
> Betty, before she joined the Sisters of Charity. When I left St.Philips
> after the 8th grade, she was still principal of the school.That was Sr. Anina? Get out! I really couldn't tell b/c her face was
in the shadows. You'll be glad to hear that Sr. Anina is still at
St. Philips. She's in charge of the library now and she still gets
around, though she uses a walker now. I'll be sure to show her the
picture and let her know you send your regards.
Here's a personal story I have about Sr. Anina. I had been away from
Crafton for quite a few years. I had joined the Navy when I was
young and ended up living for 10 years in VA. I moved back to PA and
lived for 5 or 6 years up in Beaver County before finally returning
to Crafton. Right after we moved back I was on the bus coming home
from work in town. I was going to get off and visit the school to
see if I could get my youngest enrolled. At the same stop there was
a little Sister of Charity getting off too. I mentioned that we were
heading the same way and asked if I could walk her up to the
convent. On the way I explained why I was going up to the school.
She asked me my name and I just told her "Sobocinski." She
immediately recognized the name and started remembering an incident
that involved my brother. Unfortunately, I never had Sr. Anina for
any classes, but my younger brother did and she remembered him very
well. It was right then and there that I determined that my daughter
HAD to go to school there. Where can you find teachers that remember
their students so well after 20 years or more?
Sr. Anina is a real treasure. The kids still love her and she is
still active. Did you know that she was our first "Distinguished
Graduate" when we started the annual reunion?
Rich Sobocinski, '72