Saturday, May 10, 2014

1974 Catherine's Mother's Day postcard

A non-verbose postcard – straight to the point.
Hinge to Pulpit Door, Old Walpole Church, Bristol, Maine - postcard mailed 1974.  Captioned: Non-denominational community meetinghouse, built 1772.  Nails and hinges hand wrought, likewise boards and shingles hewn by hand.  Each window cost a cow.  When repaired, 1872, the original shingles were found to be better than the new ones.  Some of the old fashioned, square pews are still held by descendants of the first occupants.  When the Plymouth Pilgrims so nearly starved the first Winter, it was to this settlement, already several years old, founded 1607 then Pemaquid Patent, now Bristol, to whom they came for the aid which kept them starving. 

1 comment:

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

From Roberta: Catherine you are definitely your father’s daughter….meant to be a compliment! As always….thanks for the work you put into the blog.

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