Monday, March 21, 2011

Mostly From The Archives

The pews in our church, like those in many churches, have racks on the back of the pew in front. These are used to hold hymnals and other materials used in the worship service.  Each of our pew racks contains a Bible (RSV), a hymnal, and a Book of Common Prayer.

The rack for the pew in which I normally sit contains a Book of Common Prayer that often had been used by one of my dear friends, C.J., now deceased.  This particular prayer book has many 'sticky arrows' that C.J. used to mark the most often used services and prayers.  Although they are easily removed, leaving no residue, we have chosen to leave them there; they are so "C.J."-ish.

Using this prayer book always makes me think of her and, consequently, of a story she told me, which I recounted here in my early blogging days.  Since today has been a rather 'fractious' day,  I'm going to rerun that story.  If you've already read it, move on, and thank you for visiting; if not, I hope you enjoy it --  here.  The photo below will give you a clue as to what the story is about.

Bourbon Whiskey Bottle from Gettysburg - Wikipedia

Tomorrow is also a day.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Booze in the Window, huh???? What a funny story... Thanks for sharing that one, Pat.... HA HA HA

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved that story Pat and I am glad you "reran" it. It deserved another look.
I am now living in a town just like the one you described.
I'm sorry your friend is no longer with you but glad you have her prayer book to remind you.