Tuesday, April 6, 2010

off the beaten path


on our way back from Easter with my in-laws

{have i ever told you how much i love them?}

my husband pulled off the windy road and said "let me show you an old company town"


this old church was built in 1852

{lucky for us, a friendly woman needed to practice her Easter solo so the church was open}

"the company built the town and everyone who worked for the company lived here...the company paid them in "script" -- kind of monopoly money that could only be used at the company store," explained my husband

the church was built as an "advertisement" for the reddish-tan bricks the workers pulled out of the furnaces everyday


{this door had to be 12 feet tall!}

everything in the church is original...the members run a soup "restaurant" during the winter months to pay for upkeep


the town is somewhat depressed now

the brick factory is long gone

the canal is dried up....

i told my husband i'd love to buy an original home there someday

{there are a few for sale}

fix it up

and serve the beautiful community

{i wonder what God thinks about that idea}

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7 comments:

traci said...

i think it sounds like a wonderful idea.

patty said...

i think he must think that that is a fine idea for his angel steward... beautiful shots, cathy...kicking it up a notch {again}! when i was a child, we would go for long rides after church on easter...

Mrs. Dunbar said...

oh, i hope god's in agreement with your idea. then i would come stay with you and serve tea or lemonade and help you serve that community.

just beautiful

于名于名 said...

how do u do?................................................................

imoomie said...

Wouldn't that be a dream come true!

Count me in!

ELK said...

love "pulling off " for a side trip..you captured the essence in these images

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

wow!
look at that little slice of heaven.

i want to see that in person.
SO pretty!
the door... love tall... commanding doors like that.

xo to you on this friday!
muaaaah!
miss sassy specs!

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