Monday, August 31, 2009

"My Father the Altar Boy"

This is my father. His name is Anthony.
It's from a photo in a studio taken of him as an altar boy.
He looks very angelic dressed in his cassock.
I added the Ecstasies of St Anthony behind him.
My Grandmother had 11 children. Five of them
were boys Every boy born before my father died.
She prayed to St Anthony to let him live.
Every year on his feast day June 13th
she would dress my father
as a monk and take him to the church to join in the
procession of St Anthony.
He lived to be 79 .

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