The Mass That Matters

Sunbeam 1959
Sunbeam 1959

Billy Joel sang that “Catholic girls start much too late,” but what did he know? Jeanne didn’t start bleaching her hair too late. I think these ladies were right on time. Studying Shakespeare, enjoying vending machine coffee and Clark bars–these are the stuff of life.


Young women were getting their learning on, sans the distraction of boys.

St. Mary's Academy, Amarillo, TX 1959
St. Mary’s Academy, Amarillo, TX 1959

A nun supervised a student who was evidently keen on growing out her sideburns.


A morning laugh with gal-pals in sensible warm coats started the day on the right foot.


And what could be better than spending time in the sweetest home room in Saint Mary’s?


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  1. Such a nice post with some sweet pictures. You are right about Billy Joel. She does indeed look as if her hair has been bleached. She looks pretty nice though. I could fall in love. And how about those spiffy shoes the girls in the top pic have on? Pretty nice.

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