A Giggle or a Gasp

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No, there wasn’t a real nun among us; however, we loved to sing, do good work and have fun!!

Did you ever go to see the 1992 movie, Sister Act starring Whoopi Goldberg?  I do remember sitting in the theatre, giggling throughout this very, very funny movie!

This movie came to mind immediately when the Quinn United Church decided to hold a talent show at their minister’s wedding reception in 1994.  One of the members of the church decided to call upon twelve other church members to put together their own Sister Act nun performance at the talent show.  They were a huge hit!

The success of the group’s performance at the wedding reception led to the formation of the hilariously funny and popular Quinn Sisters Act, consisting of twenty-one members and of which I proudly became one.Scan_20160413 (2)

Our group performed many Motown songs and tunes with a comical twist in the lyrics that included a spiritual message.  We provided a fun-filled show, leaving the audiences laughing and tapping their toes each time.

Laughter, comedy, fun and audience participation was always the theme of our show which we would generally perform in Nursing Homes and Churches.  We were all about fund-raising and a non-profit group.  Our ladies included five different denominations and ranged in age from thirty to eighty years old.

As a group of ladies who lived their personal lives performing in other regular occupations throughout the  day, we were astonished at the popularity of our Quinn Sisters Act.  We all warmly remember an elderly lady, who was wheeled out in her bed to enjoy the show at a nursing home.  Although she was too frail to move, the group could see her tapping her fingers to our songs!!!

Another funny moment occurred when we performed for a hospital volunteer appreciation night.  The event was held at Caesars Casino, Windsor and it was such fun!  After the performance the group of nuns decided how hilarious it would be to walk through the Casino in our “nun” attire.  The patrons of the Casino stared in disbelief as we walked proudly amongst all the gamblers.

Such fond memories of a wonderful time in the life of this Quinn Sister Act no nun-sense lady!!!  I always had to wonder; did we cause a giggle or a gasp???





10 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great story Pat!! Great memories of the good time we had. Thanks, I loved your words…

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  2. Great story! Now, that made me smile. I loved Sister Act too. It probably was really funny walking through the casino as nuns. Good post.

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  3. Patricia says:

    Aww, thank you Barbara! I’m glad I made you smile! Walking through that Casino was just hilarious. Also all of us coming down the escalator was a sight, lol!!!


  4. Amanda says:

    What a wonderful story and experience. Sounds like a great bunch of memories to keep.

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  5. Patricia says:

    It was a wonderful fun time Amanda. Thank you for your kind words! 🙂


  6. oldpoet56 says:

    Reblogged this on Truth Troubles: Why people hate the truths' of the real world and commented:
    Excellent post, it did give me a good grin, keep up the good work.

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  7. Pl says:

    Where do I sign up? Your fun group of friends rivals mine…many collapsed Catholics…a few Cafeteria Catholics and pretty witty, irreverent and urbane. There must be scores of us! You are terrific!

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    1. Patricia says:

      Thank you so much! Unfortunately we’ve retired now but I have so many wonderful memories! It was so much fun! Thank you for your comments. 🙂


  8. You sound like a fun person with a good sense of humor. I imagine that you got more than just a giggle!

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    1. Patricia says:

      Yes, you’re right!! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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