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Good Shepherd Home for Wayword Girls in Phoenix, Az

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Re: Good Shepherd Home for Wayford Girls in Phoenix, Az

Posted: 1373031992000
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I was there in 1976 for six months. I was not pregnant, but was sent there by the courts. Some of the girls lived in a group with the nuns, and others like myself lived in outlying cottages with a counselor or house mother. I believe there were at least twelve girls in each. We cooked our own meals in the kitchen, went to school (which the nuns taught) and basically worked hard enough to keep us too tired to get in trouble. We attended church on Sunday, and you could attend mass if you were Catholic. I do not recall it being scary, but very organized. The girls in my cottage were even allowed to smoke at certain times of the day and some of those that attended the school were allowed to drive and go out for lunch during the week. I can remember being given four buffing rags, one for each knee and one for each hand, and up and down the hallway we would crawl to buff the floors. The community bathroom in our cottage was cleaned by us to a high shine and I can remember being very tired in class in which case a nun with a ruler to the back of the hand was usually enough to wake you up. I believe it did a good thing for a great many girls.
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