Memories, like birds—fleeting. One must grasp and hold in heart hands.
Hey, a new look!
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Apologies are in order, blogger supposes, to all readers who have evinced interest in this blog and have found that it has not been updated for a very long time. One can update history, blogger must remind herself.
Having said that, she asks herself, “What next?” To which she responds, “What do you mean, what next? You have a whole closet + crammed with the school’s history. Get on it, girl!
Having scolded herself sufficiently by this time, she goes about trying to make up. Let’s see. Well, we’ve been on Hilton Dr. for nearly 50 years. Imagine, those of you who were part of that historic move—50 years! Maybe the place to start this posting would be to take a look at some of the events surrounding that momentous move. Hmmm.
Here’s what the CHRONOLOGY looks like, edited to reveal the events around the new academy with a few (historical notes).
Mar 1st: Sr. Mary Agnetis writes her first letter to Conrad Hilton, the hotel magnate, eliciting his interest in contributing to the building of a new school to replace the 5th St. building.
(Jan. 23rd: Covington Catholic High School dedicates their new building on the Dixie.)
April 16th: Ground breaking takes place for the new school on Hilton Drive, on the St. Joseph Heights property in the south pasture. The Lourdes grotto has been removed by this time (roughly where the foyer of the new building will be).
Aug. 10th: NDA Boosters Club forms to aid in the building fund campaign. Members are from the original campaign and from the PTEL.
Later, of course, the chapel building will come down and two SNDs will be there to rescue the cornerstone of that structure. The cornerstone can still be seen in Heritage Hall to your right as you enter Hilton Dr. NDA. In a latter blog posting we will get a glimpse of Sr. M. Agnetis’s first letter to Mr. Hilton—quite interesting and telling.
This is all for now. Blogger hopes memories were stirred, curiosity piqued, and interest held.
True to our German roots, blogger bids you "auf wiedersehen" (until we meet again).