i have read your post and i to was there in the 1950s. we two probably knew each other there. for reasons of my privacy and YOURS i will not reveal who i am. i mean by we two your mother and her siblings and i by the way. it was as bad as your mother and her siblings say it was. there is no need to tell horror stories that wont do any good at all why beat on dead horses. i get by because i have a very good life now. i have talked to those in my family about our life there. my brother and i were there together. sometimes i remember but most times i live in the here and now. this is not a hoax. i am only to glad to finally read and know that other kids that were there know/knew what happened there many times to too many kids.ask your mother how many times we would have to go to church in a single day? i will say three names that maybe your mother recalls. jimmy kiester [spelling?] sandy bartels[spelling] gerry dickie[spelling] there are many more names i could say. i can say some names of the BVMs there.sister mary luke sister blanda they all had mary as a middle name i must close now. i am no saint myself but some people hadto/haveto answer to all the abuse that happened there. i leave that to GOD above. i wish for your mother and her siblings peace of mind and GOD'S abundant blessings. if you want to reply, please post on this site. i will see and respond in my own time and way. i considered this my message in a bottle and was awestruck that someone posted something. GOD bless you and your family.