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I grew up adjacent to the St. John campus. We young boys would go over and watch the seminarians play softball or touch football on their athletic field. After they were through, we would use the fields. We conversed with them and got to know some of them. I grew up thinking Catholics talked funny. Later I realized that most of them were from the northeast and it was just the seminarians' Yankee accents and not a Catholic dialect.

W. W. Satterfield
Little Rock, AR