Friday, June 4, 2010

The Holy Grail

To those of you who have religiously followed my collecting of women wearing glasses, you know that the Holy Grail of my search has been a photograph of nuns wearing glasses. (All puns intended.)

Well, the moment has arrived and I wanted to share it with you. I have found nuns wearing glasses. Aren't they beautiful?

There is a tremendous amount of research to do. The habits, what order, the crosses, what's on the table, etc., but I could not wait to share my find with you!


Blogger Leslie Ann said...

Awesome find -- happy for you!

June 4, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thanks Leslie - I am so excited!


June 4, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger familytwigs said...

It is indeed, the Holy Grail. Awesome!

June 4, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Sheri Love - How are you?

You are one of the people who know what this means to me. Now from Little Orphan Annie to Nuns in glasses, I've just about covered the spectrum!

Yes, I feel a book coming on! Yahoo!

In no small measure thanks to you my friend.


June 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a neat photo. I love the background and props. Good luck in your research.

June 4, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


As a good Lutheran girl, I'm going to have to ask my Catholic friends for help. Love their habits.


June 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

This is indeed wonderful, the Trifecta however would be nuns with guns with glasses. I think Sheri would agree with me on this.

June 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


You directing so many of us to Hell today. I will need a "Get Out Of Card" from Sheri.


June 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...

OMG, you found a photo of Motha and I. Oh, wait, that photo would be nuns with martini glasses!

Sista Donner

June 4, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger familytwigs said...

I'm ok, just getting used to different and trying to catch up. It's the 'catch up' part that's hard. LOL

I am waiting for that book! You better tell me the day it is available.

I keep my eyes open all the time! There must be something left?

June 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


Still need to check what's on the table! Is that a shaker I spy in the shape of a saint?


June 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...


I truly understand - life!

You will be the first to know about the book!

And, I've found something else interesting and will be posting after Jamboree. Adding it to the weird, strange, and unusual.


June 4, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Carol Yates Wilkerson said...

Maybe nuns with buns would be easier to find than ones with guns? Hot cross buns come to mind... :)

June 4, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Nuns with buns, yes Carol, probably far easier.


June 4, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger FranE said...

I love the picture and your puns are funny.
Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

June 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

What a great photo in such remarkable condition!

June 4, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Becky Wiseman said...

Beautiful. Congratulations on the find.

June 4, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Can't wait to read what the research turns up. Great photo,

June 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luv it! Congrats!

June 4, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Lidian said...

That is a wonderful, amazing find! I am so happy for you and look forward to reading all about it when you discover its secrets -

June 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Sheri Fenley said...

OMG! It is Sista Donner and I ! LOL You can make holy cards out of this photo fM! Thomas is right, they look a little naked without rifles in their hands!

June 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

gotta have the eye!

June 4, 2010 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you found one. Holy Grail indeed.

June 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't tell if you learned that this is a picture of two members of the Sisters of Charity, Grey Nuns, of Montreal. Founded by Marguerite D'Youville, they have a province headquarters in Lexington Massachusetts. If you want to know more, let me know.

February 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM  

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