By Martha Manning

ISBN-10: 0061493899

ISBN-13: 9780061493898

ISBN-10: 0062513125

ISBN-13: 9780062513120

From the writer of the "absolutely soaking up" (USA at the present time) memoir Undercurrents comes an unforgettable portrait of formative years, kinfolk and neighborhood. The eldest baby of a religious Irish-American Catholic family members, Martha Manning weaves her tale round the seven holy sacraments: baptism, penance, communion, affirmation, holy orders, marriage and final rites. She remembers her formative years pratfalls, adolescent yearnings and front into motherhood with knowledge, wit and memorable honesty. right now poignant and laugh-out-loud humorous, Chasing Grace is a totally unique story of friends and family, chuffed instances and hard ones -- and thepainful, joyous trip from formative years to maturity.

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THE STORY: PART FOUR “My vacation trip. On July 10th I started for Boston all by myself without Mommy and Daddy. A friend of Mommy and Daddy’s who was a stewardess took me into a big big plane and the next thing I knew I was waking up in New York with Grandmother Cooney to meet me. She took me in the car to Scituate, which is just the most wonderful place ever. It has all the sand in the world just lying on the ground for miles and so much water that you can’t see where it ends. I am always good, so of course I was good on my first vacation even though I got so much attention from my grandmother and grandfather, great-grandmothers and-fathers and aunts and uncles.

She held the record for the person who could go the longest without flicking her cigarette ashes. Sometimes I’d get so entranced by her cigarette tip that I’d forget what she was saying. There was always Coke in the refrigerator and potato chips in the cupboard. In a showdown between Maureen and her mother, I would have chosen her mother, but I was growing to like Maureen too. Over time, we became real friends. We listened to music and argued daily about who was better, Dr. Kildare (me) or Ben Casey (Maureen).

There were numerous rules about attendance at mass, holy days, Friday abstinence from meat, and fasting. For every rule, we plagued our teachers with every possible exception. In the fasting domain: “Sister, what if you have this really, really bad cough and your mother was supposed to give you your cough medicine by midnight, but she didn’t get home until three minutes after midnight and she made you take it anyway. ” Answer: “Our Lord understands that these things can happen. If anyone is at fault, it is your mother.

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