Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sharing a few more

Just wanted to share a few more before wrapping it up.  This was the old First Congregational Church and it was a beauty!!  The cemetary beside and behind it was quite awesome--the headstones were so beautiful and OLD.  Amazing to see some of the dates that were here.


Very interesting seating configuration inside.  Instead of rows of pews, there were little boxes.  The guy told us that people 'purchased' the boxes and the more expensive ones naturally had a more prominent placement.  There were these little metal boxes on the floor in the center of each box which was a 'heater' in that they placed coals or something inside and set on the floor in the middle so that everyone's tootsies could stay warm.  Even the upstairs had boxes.
 Outside of the church was the cemetary which included the grave of Robert Frost.  WHO KNEW?  Not me.  There were three or four large markers for the Frost family and his had coins and little sticks placed on the marker.  I googled about the pennies and sticks but didn't find a definitive answer.
 This was the Bennington Monument.  There's an elevator inside so we went up to the top.  A pretty magnificient view (though not quite what you'd see from the Empire State Bldg., Statue of Liberty or St. Louis Arch--and yes, I've been in all of them!).  I had Kendall take a picture reminiscent of the
"someone (can't remember the name) was here".  Who was it, do you remember?  DUH, I hate that!  HA  Elrod!!!!  It was Elrod, wasn't it?  That's what I'm remembering anyway.
 Such a pretty little covered bridge (we saw 3 or 4).  I told Kendall I bet people drive over these every day and never give them a second thought (kind of like their beautiful fall foliage) but people like me go gaga over them!!
 AND we made it to the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge!!  Too late (what's new) for the tour but we just strolled around.  It was very pretty.  This was the little house behind the store where he was born.
And this was a big ole barn on the property (I love old barns!!).


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