Monday, December 21, 2009

The church where we went - Check out the blue sky

I mentioned in my last post that we were to go put flowers on my Parents and my Babies graves. I did go with Ken and am
no worse for wear. Mira met us there and I got a hug.
I was a member of this Baptist Church for twenty years. I joined this church when I was eleven years old and my faith is still strong. It dawned on me that I didn't have a picture of this church anywhere so while I had my camera with me I went ahead and took a picture of it. It has some Sunday school rooms in the back in an add on building. To the left side and behind is a very large cemetery. My family is buried in the back part of the cemetery. To the right is a road and across the road is a large building where they have dinners and such.

My mother taught Sunday School there for twenty six years until she got to be unable to attend church on account of several mini strokes which affected her mind. We found out she also had cancer soon after that and lived seven more months. On the day of her funeral the Sunday school members cooked a large lunch for our family members in the large meeting center. 

My Grandparents on my Dad's side and one of his brothers is buried to the left. Another of his brothers is buried in the back. His grandparents are buried in the side center.

 My GG grandparents on my Mothers side are buried about in the middle of the cemetery. One of my Mother's sisters is buried in the plot with my parents. There are probably some older family members somewhere there that I know nothing about. 
There are also some old graves with no markers in center of the cemetery and no one knows who they were.


Have a good Tuesday everyone and may it be a blessed one. Helen

20 comments:

  1. Oooooooohhh! Nice blue sky! I usually read your blog through Google Reader and do not come to your actual blog. Those dogs are wicked cute on the side! :-)

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  2. Hi, Helen! This is a nice photo of the church. Did you get one of the cemetary? I love old headstones..especially of angels and angel statues. Your mother sounds like she was a very special person. That's a long time to teach Sunday school. I did it for two years while my daughter was in public school and then she went to a private school which had religion. Thanks for stopping by my journal! :)

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  3. What long history at this church. Love that blue sky.

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  4. The sky was just beautiful, as was the church...so pretty. Your family has so much history at this church...and you did too. Hope Santa comes soon here too. Love,
    Joyce

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  5. That church is a bit like the one my grandmother went to and that I'd visit when I'd go see her. The cemetary was right on the side of it and like yours it was filled with relatives and old stones too that could no longer be read. Glad you got to go. I made the visit to my loved ones graves just after Thanksgiving. I try to do that because if we get alot of snow it's hard to go later on.

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  6. I'm glad you decided to go with Ken. Sounds like the trip brought back some lovely memories. That's what it is all about.

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  7. Hi Helen...so happy that you were able to make the trip with Ken...and from the looks of that beautiful blue sky you had a lovely day to travel...and seeing Mira too!!! and I love old cemetery like that..we visited so many hunting the resting place of family members when doing genealogy...I enjoyed every minute...glad you were able to get such a nice picture of the church too!!! Merry Christmas to you both...hugs...Ora in KY

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  8. What a beautiful church and a stunning blue sky. It is nice that so many of your family rest in the same place, mine are scattered far and wide.

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  9. You have an eye to catch beauty. The sky is gorgeous making the picture great.I love the story going along with it of the family. We seldom get to the cemetary where my family is buried. I enjoy the reminecing when we go.
    Often go to the one Where Sherry's family is buried. She is one who must go back often. I don't mind at all. They were wonderful folk.
    Thanks for taking us on the trip with you glad we all got to go.
    From down in Florida,
    Sherry & Jack

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  10. Beautiful Picture!!

    Enjoy.....LindaMay

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  11. Family history. Historical place. Beautiful place.

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  12. I can see this church has a lot of meaning in your life. Very nice photograph of it too.

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  13. Helen, Your header photo is beautiful. I love the colour and the way the light is.

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  14. Hi Helen, that's a beautiful church and must be very special as it holds so many memories for you. I'm so glad you managed to get there again with Ken. I love the sky colour, the church looks so pretty against it! Have a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy new year! Jeannette xx

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  15. Beautiful Church and nice shot !! This is fantastic !! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hello Helen

    I hope you and your family will have a good holiday this year and that the new year will be a healthy and prosperous one for you.

    Abe and Patty Lincoln
    Brookville, Ohio

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  17. Sending you blessings and love from a very cold ALBERTA.
    May you enjoy this time with family and friends...and despite all the cares we may have right now we celebrate the "reason for the season" and I personally am happy that I serve a risen Saviour.

    Love Lori

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  18. Glad you felt up to going with Ken. Nice memories. Thanks for sharing a little bit of yourself.

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  19. helen,
    hope you all have a great christmas! that's my kind of blue sky.
    nikonsniper steve

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  20. The church allows you to have so many memories of time spent with your family. Having hope is so important for everyone. I am learning about the teaching that it is the inner person that I should be aware of, rather than the person in the world. Though I am not attending any church living miles from town, I do listen to Christian TV and try to learn as much as possible about the teaching in the Bible. My sister has commented that all things are possible with God. Thinking positive can make an otherwise difficult day, one of hope and happiness. Inner peace is something that cannot be bought. mark/salty

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