The World View of the Popes

I swear this is true.

My favorite, closest aunt was visiting in 1978 during the election of one of the John Paul popes.  She had been an elementary school teacher when she lived in Geneva County, Alabama, but was in her eighties and living in Florida at the time.

As the news report from the Vatican came on television, she looked at me and said, “You know,  there’s some Popes living up in Coffee County.  I wonder if it’s one of them.”

Turns out it was a different bunch of Popes.  She never went to Rome.


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