susannah January 5, 2022 Share January 5, 2022 16 hours ago, Rootbeer said: My aunt, who would've been about the same age as the nuns on the show, had a best friend from school who went into the convent. They would get together for lunch sometimes and the stories they told were incredible. It's hard to think of nuns having flirted with boys or having romances or drinking beer, but they certainly do. My aunt and her friend used to hang out at the USO as teens and enjoyed flirting and dancing with the soldiers. The nun actually had a former boyfriend who came to visit her in the convent before she took her vows begging her to not do it and to marry him instead. He brought her a dozen red roses and she was mightily pissed that her Mother Superior ordered her to put them on the altar at the chapel rather than keep them for herself. She also claimed to have a box full of letters under her bed written to her by soldiers off at war who'd met her at the USO. She claimed the other sisters in the convent were going to be utterly shocked when she died and they discovered her life before the veil and 'how much I loved boys and beer'. Yeah, it's weird but some people think that nuns had to be born wearing their habits, and forget that they were actual people, with actual lives, and interests, etc! 5 Link to comment
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