100th Anniversary

The celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes School's 100th anniversary will begin with an opening Mass on April 27th, 2008 at noon at OLL Church. Following Mass, there will be a tour of the old and new schools and a catered lunch. The year long celebration will end with Mass on Saturday November 29th, 2008 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a dinner dance at Drexelbrook.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

OLL Memories

Post your favorite OLL Memories here.

24 comments:

Tom Owens said...

I have vived memories of the fire that ravaged the Overbrook School for the Blind around 1960. You could see the blaze from blocks away. We ran up Wynnewood Rd. accross from the convent. All of a sudden from my right I watched Father Ed Esler, the curate at OLL and Sister Amabalis?, RSM, the principal, run accross the lawn right into the building that had the fire.They lead children out of harm's way. Imagine the flames and sister in her long dress and veil which could have easily caught fire. It proved to be a deadly fire, a Fire Lt. was killed. He was taken out in a strecher with Father Hallman (the other OLL curate) at his side. As an 11 year old I admired their courage. It set me a wondering ...

Anonymous said...

The fireman killed in the OSB fire was the father of Edward Cunningham (PSB Channel 12), Class of 1960.

V. J. Di Stefano, Class of '60

Tom Owens said...

It's me again. Hit on http:\\findarticles.com and type in Overbrook School for the Blind -fire. There you will find that Lt.Adgie was killed when the roof caved in on him.Tom Owens (62)

Anonymous said...

I recall t owens with us playing across the street from the school at that time it was still all trees and weeds we spotted the fire while we were playing in the fields and ran to 64th and malvern jump off the wall onto the street and pulled the fire box that on the telephone pole on the southeast corner they was maybe 7 or 8 of us there maybe im wrong but ill put money on it im still sure 47 yars later

Anonymous said...

The thing i remember about OLL was Mr. Lou Meindl is was the nicest man and I still have great respect for this man that gave so much to OLL sports program I still have thoughts of him today and i bought his 54 chevy off of him until my father found out about it(after he told me not too) I had to give it back to him He was a great man and I have all the respect in the world for him may he rest in peace Im just sorry I didnt hear about his death until after he past away if I would have heard sooner I would have came back east for his viewing there should be a special dedication to him the night of the 100th reunion rich messina 66

Anonymous said...

Amen. Lou was my coach too, aught me how to turn that double play as a second baseman. Ditto on his outstanding character. Tom Owens (62)

Anonymous said...

lets have a real good time at the diner and dance Nov 29th 2008 lets get Jerry Blavett to be the disc jockey that night and make it a night to remember since he did have a daughter that went to Lourdes maybe 68 or 60 not sure what year she attended

Anonymous said...

lets try to get Jerry Blavett to be the disc jockey the night of November 29th for the diner and dance Since he did have a daughter that went to Lourdes in the late 60's he amke the place jump and i might even get up and dance myself first time in many many years

Anonymous said...

Please note that Mr Meindl is NOT deceased. Unfortunately, Mrs. Meindl passed away on 11/20/07.

Anonymous said...

I remember the track team at Lourdes and running around St Charles and ice skating behind St Charles every winter.

Anonymous said...

I remember teaching Irish dance to the children at the Overbrook School for the Blind...the only dance most of us knew was Shoe the Donkey -except for the Burkes, Guertins and Karen Donahoue! and who could forget the parish picnic! OLL was a wonderful parish and I feel lucky to have grown up there.

Bill Patton said...

Hello all you refugees from Lancaster Avenue in the 20th Century. I'm going to try to build some comments from the Class of 1955. We had a great time celebrating our 50th Anniversary of our last May Procession. If I can figure out how, I'll post some photos on the Firehouseline Blog.

Tom Owens said...

How about this one ... a delicate young balet dancer (Miss Genevieve Derham, class of 1936 ... later Genevieve Owens [of no small interest to me]) performed a ballet in school to admiring parents. Later, Sr. Celestine took them over to the second floor palor of the now ailing founding pastor, Msgr. Mullin, so that he could enjoy their artistry. Mom is still a registered parishioner having three years ago just left her home, 1212 n. 64th after 78 years to live with the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy family Home.

Tom Owens said...

Reading the parish history and its description of Msgr Lallou reminded me of serving at the Easter Vigil (10:30 pm before Easter Mass at midnght). Because he was a great liturgist he insisted that the Easter fire be lit naturally; that is wood brushing against wood. The parish scout unit was employed. If memory serves me the long impass was remedied by a fancy ecclesiastical lighter from Father Hallman's pocket.

Gen said...

I remember Sunday morning children's Mass. When we got to 7th & 8th grade, our job was to stop at the blind school and pick up the kids and walk them to church. I'm talking about 1963/64. All the kids sat in church according to grade and if you didn't go to Communion, you knew that Sister was going to ask why...
The kids from the blind school sat in the right wing in their own special section. Imagine just picking the kids up and walking them for blocks to Mass without any adult!! Wouldn't happen today! But I was proud to do it then.

Joanne (McHugh) said...

The Parish Picnics were the best. It was the time of year my mom always got a new cake spatula. My dad would always break it trying to make 25 or so pounds of potatoe salad.

Everyone we knew would be packing up their cars early and wanting to get up to the park early to get a good site and good cooler for all their goodies. Driving up to West Point Park always seemed far, and how excited we'd all get when when we would get to the white wall.

Then there were the potatoe sack races, egg toss and who can forget the pie eating contest.

Oh the good old days!

tjdowney said...

Friends of OLL........I would love too hear from anyone from the 57 & 58 classes.....I moved away at an young age but I still remember, Lois P, Alice Mancini, Johnny I, Jules T, Tom Wooten, Sue Martin, many others......Please e-mail at tom.downey@westtown.edu..........I am the Security Director at The Westtown School in Westtown,Pa......just outside of West Chester,Pa.......484-266-9594.thank you and GOD BLESS......Tom

tjdowney said...

Hi Friends,

Once again I find a need to post this, I would welcome hearing from anyone who ay remember me, I have such GREAT memories of our short time together. Please respond;
tom.downey@westtown.edu..........or feel free to call 484-266-9594. thank you and and God Bless.........Tom

Tara said...

Hello everyone from the class of 1980! I have lived and worked in Norway and Japan and have lived in AZ,CA,HI,NH,MA and RI. I owe my travels to the Sister's of Mercy. If it weren't for the strong math and writing curriculum, I would not have met so many interesting characters in my life. I am fluent in six languages, and Spanish is not one of them! After five bachelors degrees, I am finally getting an MBA.
I remember Mr. Delaney and his smile, the Camp Fire Girl's camping trips, and Saturday afternoon movies at OLL school. I remember singing in the children s choir, names in my memories: Msgr Reilly, Fr. Freeman, Fr. Dowd, Bishop McDevitt, Sr. Rose Morris, Sr. Miriam DeLourdes, Sr Marie Louise, Sr. Mary Mulholland

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Anonymous said...

Last year about 25-30 of the students from the class of 1974 got together on Black Friday for an impromptu reunion. We would like to repeat it again this year. We would like to invite members of the class of 1973 & 1975since many students from our class had friends from those 2 classes as well. There were also a few students from the class of 1974 we were unable to locate. If anyone is interested please contact Angela Dagnelli Cubbler at acubbler@verizon.net for more information.

Anonymous said...

I would like a reunion from the 80's anyone?

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