The first school I attended (grades 1-5) was run by a different order of nuns than the second one. (grades 6-8)
Don't think it had anything to do with the "Order"...but I liked most of my teachers at the first school.
When we moved.....and I started at the new school.....I can safely say there was only ONE nun I liked. The others displayed an attitude and as mentioned looked very unhappy.
Oddly enough it was the PRINCIPAL who seem to dislike me....and I her.
As Albert mentioned punishment was dispensed often. And I actually believed the Principal...Sister "B" ENJOYED using her "Board of Education" Actually she had two. If she REALLY was "peeved" she would use the one with HOLES through it. (that one hurt a lot more)
What really got me with her was she believed I was the culprit of some school mishchief/vandalism and didn't believe me when I swore I did not commit the crime! Her words were something like...."Well it happened last night..and you are the only one in this school who lives across the parking lot" (trying to rationalize it in the most bizarre way!)
She indeed administered the punishment with the perforated board.
My Father was livid when he found this out. And he delivered on his promise to confront her....the very next morning. After that.....she never punished me again....even avoiding me in the hallways!
I rambled too much you all and I do want to say this. I DID receive an excellent education at those Catholic schools.
And I went to a Jesuit school my first two years of high school. Great education. But was an "all-boy" school...just couldn't FIND any girls there! lol! jk!