As promised in my last post, here are a few photo's and personal notes
on the churches my dad and I visited on our road trip to "Gods' county" last week.
Lenora Methodist Church
Oldest church in Fillmore County
To find out more about this very cool pioneer church check out this website
It's on my bucket list to attend a Christmas service in this Lenora church...
maybe it'll be this year.
Wood floors, wood slat walls and good old wooden pews, I love that!
The church is always open....I love that too.
Heat source...wood burning stove
Candle suffer, hanging right by the door as you leave
Yes He is :)
The outhouse behind the church....Gotta love it
On to my Dad's home church in the Country near Mabel, MN
Scheie Lutheran Church
Love the large Stained glass window
Dad's looking for his Confirmation photo
Dad and his identical twin brother Gerald.
I think that's my dad on the Left :)
and last but not least...
South Fork Church
Dad never went to this church but I love the look of it with the tall steeple and welcoming front door.
Dad brought us here for a picnic one year when I was a wee one, I still remember the place.
The cemetery is old and it shows, old weathered wood cross's mark the stones
that can no longer be read.
There are 3 cemeteries associated with this church A, B & C.
The other significance of this church is that right across the street
is a barren area amongst the trees (see right in the center of the photo)
This is the spot where sat the South Fork School my Dad attended in his early years.
and yes.... He walked 2.5 miles to school :)
Love seeing the sights and hearing the stories my Dad has to tell of his youth,
It's such a beautiful area with so much history!
some we saw this day, others's I've seen in past visits.
I love that it's in his own handwriting and it tells the history of his youth.
I'm looking forward to another trip in the fall with Dad to Gods' Country.