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From: Clare <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Home of the Good Shephard
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 18:52:58 -0600
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> Was your cousin only allowed to talk from behind a grid because she was a
> nun, or was that the way everyone did it?
The only people we talked to at the convent when it was cloistered were
the Mother (head nun) and my cousin, so I don't know about the girls.
> Oh, and as an aside, when a woman becomes a nun, and she dies, is she buried
> under the name she took, or under her given name?
Good question! I don't know. I was out of state when my cousin died and
wasn't part of the funeral arrangements. She was buried there at the
convent, I think. I will ask my Mom. In my cousin's case, she didn't
even know her last name accurately. Her mother, Edna Peden, got pregnant
and married the father, Clarence Henck, so my cousin was Florence Henck,
but then Edna and Clarence divorced 3 years later and Edna immediately
married Frank Morrison. In the meantime, Florence was being raised by
the Peden family, so they used Florence Peden. Just before she died, she
told my Mom that she thought her name was Florence Morrison and that's
the name that was used in her obituary. How sad to go all your life and
not know your real name.