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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What A Boar!!

Edited to add: Oh is Blogger being a pill. You may have wondered why this post had no wording at first! We lost our connection just as I was beginning to write it last night! When it posted it showed up as Wednesday, December 10th. Now I am no genius but I KNOW today is Tuesday the 9th. Does this mean I am actually AHEAD of myself for a change? *smile*
On Sunday we attended the annual Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival at Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton. It is such a lovely event filled with sweet music and happy participants. Just the perfect thing to do on a cold Sunday afternoon during the holidays.
This is the church where my parents were married in 1953 and Bill and I were married here in 1978. It is a beautiful Tudor style church and means so much to me as you can imagine.
Although we attend services at another church closer to us, it is a joy to return, especially at this time of year, to the church of my childhood.
I do hope your week is going well...egads! I have so much to do! Better get off of my ample rump and get to it! Cards to write, a tree to finish decorating, Grace's room to finishing painting, presents to wrap...
See you soon!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

32 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

What a fantastic church! I have often thought I would love to go on a tour of old churches...as long as I was free to explore all the nooks and crannies that no-one else sees!

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous pictures you have been sharing with us. These are absolutely beautiful. When I was younger, some friends and I checked out some older churches in Boston and they were nice enough to let us explore. The churches around here are all new and nothing compare to the older Cathedrals up north.

Jeanie said...

These are amazing. I want to go! Gorgeous.

I'm back from vacation -- do stop by the Marmelade Gypsy -- all comments this month are entered in my blogaversary drawing!

salmagundi said...

Everytime I see a post from you including this church, I'm amazed at the beauty of it. What a wonderful thing to have the memories from childhood!! Sally

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Extremely nice post Bunny Lady. I so enjoyed the church and the story about it. You just amaze me. Yes, you are ahead by one day. Make the most of it. :) Totally teasing you. xxoo

Sue said...

What a gorgeous church...it looks just like the beautiful buildings on my daughter's college campus up at Cornell...and the inside...simply stunning...

Smilingsal said...

What a wonderful place to worship and to celebrate Christmas!

justabeachkat said...

Just gorgeous SusieQ!

Christmas hugs for you!
Kat

Gillian said...

Lovely photos Suze. I hope you get all your tasks done so you can sit and watch a Brian Dennehy movie.
:)

Gretchen said...

Such pageantry! Beautiful photos. Thanks again for the sweet award. xxooo

Omah's Helping Hands said...

What an awesome church! We were fortunate enough to see some churches in Germany when my hubby was sent there. I agree with Kathleen, it would be exciting to take a tour of dirreny churces.
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Susie...I am terribly behind on my visits...I love all your photos!! It looks like it was a lovely time!!
I hope all is well with you and your family!!

Hugs,
Robin

The Muse said...

GOSH, this is a must see and must do experience, thanks for sharing, the pics are great!

-Jennifer said...

quite the production the church put on, very nice and the church itself is gorgeous.

just caught up on yoru blog, wow Grace is looking soooo mature and pretty.

Cheryl Wray said...

The church is STUNNING and this event looks BEYOND fun!!!!!! The pictures you took of it are stunning too!

Thank you for my sweet award from your previous post. You are a dear!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a gorgeous church, and such a special event! The pictures look so fun!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Amazing!! More lovely photos of places that need to be seen, thanks! I still cant' become a follower, nothing highlights? Help? Holiday hugs!!

Alice said...

Such a beautiful church. I love the ceiling especially. That production looks so professional. I'd love to have heard the music. I'm sure there must be a huge pipe organ.

Betty Jo said...

Oh My! What gorgeous photos. Thanks for popping by and leaving those lovely words of encouragement. Thanks too for your prayers and thoughts. Sue, friends like you make the darkest days seem brighter. xoxo

Pamela said...

ample rump? ME2.
We sounds like we're inviting folks over for a roast.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a lovely church! Your parents must have had a grand wedding. I'd love to visit there. Imagine all the people who have come to that church for one reason or another... If the walls could talk!

Blessings,
Gina

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful church! That festival looks amazing. The perfect thing to do during the holiday season!
xo
Penny

nikkicrumpet said...

What beautiful pictures. And what a lovely church! I hope Brian Dennehy reads my blog........

Pat said...

That is a such a majestic church! I love the Christmas pagents going on now everywhere -- we are attending one in a church in Manhattan this weekend.

Glad you enjoyed my Christmas in NYC post. I do try to see the tree every year at least once.

It is busy crunch time -- enjoy it all Susie Q!

Hugs, pat

Cherdecor said...

I remember your post of this program last year and found it so intriguing. The costumes are marvelous! The music must have been wonderful! I would love to see it sometime.

Sandi McBride said...

If you're like me I'll have to import butt fat before the season is set...working my tailend off you know! Don't work to hard and keep warm in the glow of that beautiful family!
hugs
Sandi

Jill said...

The church is beautiful. I love old churches. They don't construct them the same way anymore.

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
How beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope you are getting a lot done.
Did you get your package?
Hope so,
Rosemary

Latharia said...

Wow! What a beautiful church & amazing pageant!!!

Dana and Daisy said...

Wow! Now that is a church that makes you feel you've been in a really special place! Beautiful service and great photos of it too!

Thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog today. You are so sweet to leave me a comment!

oops it is past our bedtime now but we can play again tomorrow! Nighty Night!
xx Dana and Daisy

Melissa said...

How beautiful! My parents eloped, and the church we were married in has been torn down - so no such memories there!

Dean Foster said...

Hi There,

My name is Dean S. Foster, and I am the Asst. Headmaster at Hoosac School and we just had our Boars Head & Yule Log show last week. We have been doing it for well over 100 years now and it is a great tradition. It is nice to see that others do the show as well.

Merry Christmas!

Dean Foster