The book title We Didn't Have No Internet is taken from the Kid Rock song All Summer Long.
"Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It's the simple things in life, like when and where
We didn't have no internet
But man, I never will forget
The way the moonlight shined upon her hair"
The inference being that, as Catholic boys attending a private Catholic school in the 1950s and 60s, we were told as facts many things that weren't true.
That would be much more difficult in the age of the internet, where the world's knowledge is available at the click of a mouse.
We were taught by the Irish Christian Brothers, an order of men dedicated to teaching boys. Their three vows on entering the order are shown on the blackboard on the book's cover.
Poverty. They owned nothing.
Chastity. They couldn't marry.
Obedience. They did what they were told.
This book is a collection of experiences as seen through the eyes of me and my schoolmates. I am grateful for their contributions.