Written by Fred Slater
This article below, published August 29, 2003, is reprinted with permission of the St. Joseph News-Press
Fred Slater is a columnist for the newspaper.
St. Louis nuns shaped Joetown
By Fred Slater
One was at the northwest corner of Frederick
and Ashland avenues.
I immediately wrote on a page in my Big Chief tablet Please let Fred
get a drink.
I presented the note to Mother Johnson, who called the note a forgery.
More than that, she
gave it to one of my brothers to take home to my parents who also lectured me on my crime.