I should have posted this yesterday, but instead I’m sharing what I posted at Facebook yesterday with the anniversary of JFK’s passing. I got a lot of interesting responses. Care to leave yours?
“Fifty years ago when President Kennedy’s life was cut short on this fateful day, I was a first grader at East Paris Elementary School. I was too young to grasp the significance of the day, but I will always remember seeing young John and Caroline Kennedy in the days after holding their beautiful Mother’s hands as the horse drawn carriage carried their Father’s remains down Pennsylvania Avenue. I didn’t understand what the President’s duties were at the tender age of six, but I did understand two precious children’s lives were forever changed.
Ed’s memories are more vivid of the day’s events since he is a few years older. He was in study hall at West Lamar when he and other students learned Mr. Kennedy had died. Their young minds went straight to the Ag teacher, Mr. Gerald Kennedy, and they just couldn’t grasp the notion something had happened to him. Of course it didn’t take long for them to learn it was President Kennedy.
If you were alive then, where were you and what were you doing when you heard the news?”
Petty was once a thriving farming community with many businesses and church attendees at the Petty Methodist Church. It is now our community center and The Petty Fellowship Association that was formed several years ago now holds the deed to the building. An annual homecoming has been in place for many years and they have been doing a great job in taking care of the building and its many memories. They hope to get more former and current Petty residents to take more interest in helping to preserve the eighty-nine year old building. It is available to rent with the proceeds helping with the upkeep. Thanks to Mary Ann Thurman and the Honey Grove Preservation League for sharing the history of the church at their website.
Our photo club group went to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church last night to take a few late evening and nighttime photos.
It is a beautiful old building with rich wood and architecture no longer seen these days. It was definitely a treat to see it and have the opportunity to use my camera. Although I like these low light photos, I would like to be there in mid-day light as well.
I took a little, no a lot of liberty and played with bringing out the details in them.
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