Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday's Faces From the Past: Happy Birthday, Sister Jean Marie! (yesterday)

My aunt, Sister Jean Marie (born Jo Ann) Guokas, turned 83 yesterday, September 12.  This "bathing beauties" photo is one of my favorite pictures of her and her older sister, my mother, Geraldine Margaret Guokas Pape, taken sometime in the early 1930s, probably in Houston, Texas.

My aunt has been a nun with the Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament since 1949. She's had a very interesting life and has traveled more than I have, including multiple trips to Europe with the Foreign Study League, a summer study-abroad program in the 1970s and 1980s.

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