Thursday, March 19, 2009

That's how rumors get started!

This is Pope Joseph Ratzinger: He was born on April 16, 1927 near the Bavarian town of Traunstein, Germany, where he spent his childhood and went to school.


This my mother (rest her soul).  She was also born in Traunstein, Germany, on June 27, 1927, just two months after Joseph Ratzinger.  Like him, she spent her childhood and teen years in Traunstein.

Omi 1998  

The assumption is that Mom and Joseph Ratinger knew each other.

(The rumor is that she drove him to the priesthood!) 

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Unknown said...

Ha That's funny!
re my bog: I wish I could have met up! Unfortunately this time my entire visit in Seattle consisted of just an airport layover. I'll be sure to let you know if I get to stay longer in the future.

vailian said...

That is good! I am pretty sure the Pope has one of my posters (he lived in Cologne; he likes music) but he hasn't yet put on the fast track to sainthood.
It might be partially due to the fact that I am not Catholic.

Goofball said...

really?? wow, that's interesting.

Maybe the pope is/must start reading your blog then ;)

Anonymous said...

Pssst! Everyone! Did you know that Carol is the pope's illegitimate daughter? Pass it on! :)


Carol said...

Lynn wins the award for best rumor! Me, the daughter of a HOLY man?! Now THAT is funny!


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