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Growing up at St .Thomas St .Vincent Orphanage ?

Created by Cynthia S on May 26, 2009

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Child abuse

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John Maerz

Austin, TX

#63 Jul 4, 2014
What's up with this site, I can not get published???
John Maerz

Austin, TX

#64 Jul 4, 2014
Joe, you always got a Popsicle because you were one of the best players, love and the best to you , John Maerz
Thomas Wimsatt

Frankfort, KY

#65 Jul 9, 2014
I was there from 1963 to 1969 with my brothers and sisters. I just found
this site. I do not know if this is right or not. I thank some of us should
get togheter some time. My brothers name's are Joe, Jimmy and Robert. Sisters are Shirley and Pattie. I hope all of us are doing well.
The good thing about it is we made it.
Thomas Wimsatt

Frankfort, KY

#66 Jul 9, 2014
Hi, I was there is 1963 to 1969.
John Maerz

Austin, TX

#67 Jul 9, 2014
To Thomas Wimsatt, so good to hear from you, I have enjoyed your pictures, thank you for sharing. I was sent to the orphanage in 1948 when I was 5 years old and left when I was 19 (1962 ). Yes you might say most of my childhood. My time there was good although the older I get the more it bothers me. No child should have to grow up without LOVE.
I hope you and all our Brothers and Sisters of the Orphanage have found peace and love in your life, my God bless you, John Maerz ,Austin,Tx
Wondering2

Indianapolis, IN

#68 Jul 16, 2014
Does anyone remember a Mr. Carney from their days at STSV?
Martin

United States

#69 Jul 16, 2014
I have a friend who was there in the early '60s, from age 4 through age 9. He was sexually abused hundreds of times by two different nuns, and nearly nightly was yanked out of bed by a half dozen nuns, along with 4 or 5 other boys chosen at random, taken to the shower room, stripped, and beaten with leather belts. Once he was forced to eat his own vomit. As an adult, he sued (along with numerous others), won a large sum of money, and the orphanage closed down shortly afterwards. My friend has severe PTSD.
cynthia boling

Evansville, IN

#70 Jul 19, 2014
I too was at st.thomas, st.vincent.was there 1953 to 1960.remember alot.there were alot of pictures of the kids.would love to find some of them.i remember mrs.house and mrs thompson.some that were in with me, sheila thompson, mary ann davis, marie myers, mary jo peak, rose ann marshall, angela hedespath, bunny johnson, francis thompson and many more.patricia sharp takes in contact with father lammers.if you could find her, you could find out alot.my best friend rose burnett, worked for father for awhile.
joe thompson

Louisville, KY

#71 Jul 19, 2014
John it was great to hear from you Hope all is ell with you & your family.. We had a lot of good times at the orphanage. If you are ever in Louisville please give me a caIl. I would love to sit down with you & talk about the good old days. Have a great day.

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cynthia boling

Evansville, IN

#72 Jul 21, 2014
joe thompson wrote:
John it was great to hear from you Hope all is ell with you & your family.. We had a lot of good times at the orphanage. If you are ever in Louisville please give me a caIl. I would love to sit down with you & talk about the good old days. Have a great day.
I
I remember you.was your mom the mrs thompson who worked there?my name was cynthia hayes.how about some of these people.louis davis, richard ewing, joe conners, aaron thompson(that your brother)?mary ann davis, shelia thompson, marie myers, rosa marshall, bunny johnson, rose burnett and alot others.
John Maerz

Austin, TX

#73 Jul 23, 2014
Cynthia , I know all the people you mention, this was the time period I was there, 1948 thu 1962', but from 1958 to 1962 I stayed at the orphanage as a consular and worker. I lived above the gym and lived with the Thompson family. You mention Marie Meyers, if by chance you miss spelled her last name ( Maerz ), she is my younger sister, there were 6 of us at STSTV.
I hope life has been good to you, we will forever be connected as
Brothers & Sisters of STSTV . God bless you, John Maerz, Austin ,Tx.
cynthia boling

Evansville, IN

#74 Jul 24, 2014
JOHN ,I may have misspelled your name.it has been a long time ago.some of the names you always remember and others you dont.what I do remember is all the good things.the bads ones, I just dont think of.the marie didnt have any brothers or sisters that I remember.she ran away one time, but she wasnt gone long before they brought her back.she gave the nuns a hard time.my life has lots of ups and downs.my health has really gone down hill too.all kinds of metal screws , rods and plates in my old body now.l live in indiana now and going up hill to seventy.nice hearding from you.take care.
Danny LaDuke

Miami, FL

#75 Jul 26, 2014
Hey Linda, I was there from 1963 to 1968. We played horseshoes, went swimming, roller skating, did gymnastics, played softball, soccer and basketball. We went on field trip hikes, we went to KY and U of L basketball games, Cincinnati Reds ball games, Fort Boonesborro, My Old Kentucky Home (Steven Foster's), Mammoth Cave, and even on tours such as Louisville Slugger. How many children got to do these type of things in the 1960? Certainly no families with multiple children, as there were eight of us. The Mudds also had eight and were there at the same time. I remember Mrs Mudd worked in the laundry. Do you remember Sister Joseph Michael (The Baseball Nun) as dubbed in the papers? How about Sister Eva Marie? I'll never forget the kiss on the forehead for getting straight As. I fell in love instantly. I believed if I became a priest when I grew up, I would be able to marry her. God bless you for not printing a bunch of sadistic garbage here like others. It's hard to believe we are all talking about the same place.
Danny LaDuke

Miami, FL

#76 Jul 26, 2014
Hey Thomas, we were there with you, 1963 to 1968. My brothers and sisters are Billy, Renee, Cathy, Kevin, Howie, Janetta and Lisa. I don't remember who's dorm I was in first, but I was in Sister Joseph Michael's and Sister Eva Marie's. We left before I ended up in Sister Delores Marie's. Check my other postings and tell me if you remember the same outings. God bless you and your family.
John Maerz

Austin, TX

#77 Jul 26, 2014
Danny, just a short note. I spent 14 years at STSV I have no bad memories, thanks for telling it the way I remember it.
God bless you, John Maerz, Austin Tx.
William Allen

United States

#78 Dec 11, 2014
Hi this is william Allen I was there with jimmy
William Allen

United States

#80 Dec 11, 2014
Tap dancing danny laduke
Danny LaDuke

Lake Worth, FL

#81 Dec 29, 2014
William Allen wrote:
Tap dancing danny laduke
Do you remember me Mr. Allen?
Stephen P Shanks

Jeffersonville, IN

#82 Jan 23, 2015
joe thompson wrote:
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His name was Mr. Carney. He always wore a suit. He was one of the nicest men I have ever known. I looked forward to him coming because I kenw I would be getting a popsicle
Mr. Carnagie, was a very nice old man, I was about 6 when I came to the orphanage in 1962, with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He had the basketball team, as well as supporting the orphanage financially.
I remember Sr. Deloris Marie, and Father Lamers (sp), He would allow the brothers and sisters to meet on weekends and play. Sr. Marie would make your heart skip a beat. under the long head cover she had long Red Hair, her eyes and accent where English I think, she was hadn't taken her vows of commitment yet, I want to say she was 19, but again this is 2015, and that was 1962-65. I may have her name wrong but I do remember the orphanage, my older brother played on the basketball team, and One nun tought me to rollerskate in the gym. Mr. Carnegie was always supporting the orphanage as well as being there for many of us. Sr. Delores Marie would once in a while take beer out of Father Lambers (sp) would play horseshoes on the weekend and have service in the chaple on sundays. I have a Picture taken in the front door of the orphanage with others, boys and girls. I would love to find out more about the nuns and mr. cournagie.(sp) as well as those folks who let me come to there homes,\\ remember the nun who would bring a tin of candy corn when she visited the orphanage?
susan_shanks

Louisville, KY

#85 Jan 23, 2015
Wondering2 wrote:
Does anyone remember a Mr. Carney from their days at STSV?
My husbend does

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