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13 December 2017

Wordless Wednesday | German Nuns


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - One of these nuns is my great-great-aunt. She went on to become a mother superior at a convent in Germany.

2 - I like German food, especially sauerkraut and bratwurst. 

3 - It looks like a lot of ironing and starch must have been needed to get their wimples to stand up like that. 

4 - I can't remember the last time I used starch. Heck, I can't even remember the last time I ironed anything. We live on a small sailboat. Our iron didn't make the cut when we downsized. I can't say that I miss it.

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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24 comments:

  1. The words that come to my mind: A stiff and restrictive life, and yet, they find ways to be themselves and live a life of their calling.

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    1. I have a feeling that they were very happy with their calling. Definitely not a life I could live :-)

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  2. Wow, that's cool that she was able to dedicate her life like that. I know I could never do it. Nice picture, and I avoid ironing too. :)

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  3. This reminds me of attention to detail. The are dressed perfectly in their habits. Remember nurses back in the 50s? Well you don't but they dressed so much differently than they do now. Attention to detail.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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    1. That's so true. People really dressed up a lot more. Nowadays, it's so much more casual.

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  4. Extreemly starched.....that took a lot of patience....which I never have had!

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    1. I would never have the patience required either :-)

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  5. I also like German food. Spaetzle and red cabbage are among my favorites.

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  6. I've never known anyone who had a nun in the family.
    Only starch I know about is in food.

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  7. How uncomfortable it must have been to wear that on your head all the time. I have never used starch. I do have an iron but avoid using it. I don’t mind the slightly rumpled look.

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    1. Fortunately so many fabrics nowadays don't need to be ironed

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  8. I once visited a lovely teahouse at a convent in Ireland. It was the first time I had ever seen nuns and I was quite shocked because the were discussing rheumatism and other such worldly subjects while pouring tea to their guests (couldn't help eavesdropping)!

    The last time I ironed anything must have been before our wedding a dozen years ago. I'm very qualified for boat life!

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  9. This picture probably evokes a much different response from me than it would get from most people. I see the remarkable women behind the habits. One of my friends, who passed away last year, was a nun for more than sixty years. I'm not even Catholic, but my love for her as a human being colored my feelings about all nuns. (Although I'm sure not all of them shot pool, drank Chianti, and took puffs of a cigar like my friend did from time to time...)

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    1. Your friend sounds like she was awesome! I would have loved to have met her.

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  10. I wonder what happens when the wind blows.

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    1. That's funny! It makes me think of the Flying Nun, that old TV show.

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  11. What regal bearing. Thank you for sharing this. This image brings to mind old war movies, sad to say. We keep up-sizing. ~sigh~ I've got a clothes steamer that didn't work as hoped and sits hulking in a corner of my bedroom.

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    1. I can kind of picture an old war movie where nuns hid refugees or something during WWII.

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  12. What an awesome piece of the past! Starch is the first thing that comes to mind but I do have to admire their lifestyle.

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