Monday, January 08, 2018

Old School Hard Knock Westport Life

A Midtown Kansas City memoir offers a bittersweet perspective on nearly forgotten local institution. Checkit:

A Trip Back to a Childhood Spent in Westport Orphanage

Joe Bessenbacher's most vivid childhood memories include "a white triangular bonnet." This piece of headgear is part of the habit that the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul wore. The order of nuns ran the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home, where Bessenbacher spent nine years of his childhood.

2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Nuns were really mean back in the day. I wonder if they would have been nicer if they had been allowed to get fucked once in a while. Every woman needs a good hard fucking or they get really irritable.

Anonymous said...

Lotta ghosts on that corner....