I remember great breakfasts after first Friday, and wonderful lunches, in retrospect, but that was at St. Nick's grammar school in Evanston, Illinois.
After eighth grade, we moved back to Los Angeles, where both my parents were old timers (film business). Immaculate Heart was progressive for its time, with some sort of challenges to olden ways. That was in '55 - 59 and later.
Notre Dame nuns (girls' school, boys' was in the Valley if I remember), were in a very strict order. I was taught it was a mortal sin to have pleasure in the marriage 'act' even when you were married.
On Washington, DC, we lived there for I'm not sure how many months, in Arlington, when my dad brought film from the Bikini bomb tests back on the Enola Gay. I was nearing age six, so was unaware of a lot. I liked that time there. Some drugstore - I think in Fairfax - had wonderful coloring books.
I'm not into religion now, but I respect others', well, a lot of the time.
Re people we both know - I've met Tak several times, and Bernie Latham lots of times, both of them in a couple of different states, and Calamity Jane (whose name I know but I don't see on A2K so won't say), back in California.
A bit of a small world.
On your post, I'm grinning about the girls.
Edit - I know we both knew Bob and Diane.. Diane and I are close friends these days.