Sister: I have a question. What ever happened to pagan babies? I bought 2 when I was 8 &9 respectively. I saved my pennies until I had enough money to buy a baby. We would put our pennies and sometimes nickels in a milk carton kind of thing, with a slot for money. I named one of mine Elvis Joseph, and the other was named Connie Frances. They were born around 1957 or 1958. Can you check the missions in Africa and see what Elvis and Connie are up to. Can we still adopt babies?
You, personally? We had to pool our money together, the whole classroom until we saved up the $5 to send to the missions to buy our pagan baby. And you got to name them yourself? We took a vote with the whole room. How did you get away with naming your pagan babies after people in show business? We always picked a good saint's name so our pagan babies would have that heavenly help. I suppose you did slide a couple of saints in there. But clearly, you were more interested in the singers than the saints.
We forgive you. You were nine.
Although you were past the age of reason (seven).
I don't have the addresses of the "missions in Africa". After we purchased our pagan babies and gave them a name, all we got was a certificate to hang in the front of the classroom. In my first grade room, our certificates lined the front of the the blackboard like laundry on the line. By the time I was in the fifth grade, the pagan baby program had gone the was of the Boy Saviour Club.
Because of the Boy Saviour Club I learned "Robert's Rules" in the second grade. You just can't beat a Catholic education!
You'll never know what became of little Elvis and little Connie. Let's pray that the baptism and Catholic upbringing you made possible helped them to live good lives, avoid Las Vegas and looking for where the boys are and get past the embarrassment of going through life with those names.