Sunday, August 26, 2007

Buried in his biretta...

Both my grandfathers were altar boys in the 1920s in the City of Saint Paul. My one grandfather, Louis, used to tell me stories about his days as a youth serving at the altar for this old Austrian, Father Leopold Haas. In fact, my grandpa played the organ at this funeral in 1935. See here for a larger image of this photo and notice the preaching stole on the table: :


Anonymous said...


Can you post some other pics of Assumption before BP. Lucker and the 70's?


John Paul Sonnen said...

bpeds, yes, gladly. i'll see what i have at home to scan. but it was pastor fred merz in the mid1980s who changed it all.