Wednesday, February 29, 2012
One of my very favorite plays is "Nunsense"....I have seen many variations of these plays, and some more than once. It is my "inner nun" that makes me want to join them on stage in these hilarious adventures that take place in every version. I am lucky that in some small way, I do get to be a part of these productions, in that several of the "sisters" from "Nun of a Kind", have been "gifted" to the talented players of these groups. Pictured here is one such group. Deb, the "Mother Superior" in the centre of the picture, contacted me a few weeks ago to purchase items for some of the cast of the show, being presented this week to sold-out crowds at their theater in Kentucky. The show was so popular that they had to add another performance! No wonder! Look at the enthusiasm in this group!
The fellow in the background is the director, and husband of (dare I say it?), Mother Superior! (Deb....) I can just bet that this little ensemble will be looking at some of the other versions by Dan Goggin to perform in the future! Thanks to Deb for sharing the photo, and the great story!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Every year, at one of the shows at which I exhibit, I am visited by a lovely lady who purchases several "sisters" for her grandmother, who is unable to attend the show herself. This tradition began at the very beginnings of "Nun of a Kind", and Grandma has amassed several more than pictured here. She uses her collection to "gift" certain people in the family, if a certain name, hobby, or profession of a certain nun doll suits them, and has them placed around her home as decorations. Her granddaughter makes a point to visit the booth every year to add to the collection. This year, I added some "Little Sister" ornaments to the purchase for another little gift for Grandma. She has made earrings out of them for this photo!
Michelle (the granddaughter) explains the traditions that Grandma follows in "distributing" her "sisters"....
After all these years we are finally sending you a group picture of Grandma and her many nuns.
I first purchased her a nun from the craft show approximately 10 years ago. This was the best gift that Christmas! Each year we make a trip to the craft show JUST for your Nuns, as we could not possible go a year with out one.
My Great Uncle Paul (Kay's brother) a former Jesuit Brother now lives in a long term care centre run by Nuns, has received Sister Superior and Sister Holy Mackerel (because you need fish for the soup). They are very much enjoyed by all.
My Great Aunt Eileen, has Sister Holy Roller because we felt she needed a little good luck.
All the Nun's grandma has received now has a name of someone in the family written on it. They are to be handed down to the family member she feels suits them the most. Now that the Monks have arrived, we have a whole new set of members to assign them to....cause we can't leave out the boys :)
Grandma had worked on the ships as a cook when she was in her 20's. Had 5 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grand daughters. She loves music, poetry, dancing and figure skating.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as they have brought much joy to our family....every Christmas it's a given she will get another, the fun is what the newest addition will be.
This was such a great story to hear! Thanks, Michelle, for sharing this....you certainly "made my day", and it was great to "meet" Grandma, at long last!