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  • #31
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    No, the church building was not that old, the pews had been given to them by a church somewhere in New England.
    I'll have to look into that some more.

    I think the oldest Baptist Church in Texas is about 185 years old, and we have one up the street from us that is where Sam Houston was baptized in the 1850's.
    The legend is that when Houston was baptized, all the fish down stream died.
    (he was quite a colorful individual)
    I didn't know if there were churches that old in Texas, except maybe Catholic ones from when it used to be Mexico.

    We visited this church near Tuscon several years ago when we were in those parts, and so I know there are some old structures around.

    It was a bizarre experience for us to enter that church. We've been in some old Catholic churches, but there were a lot of people standing in a line at the front of the church where there was a figure lying on a bier of some sort. At first we thought it was a dead body, but the people in line took their turn at lifting the figure up into a sitting position, kissing it and laying it back down. This was done over and over.

    I guess it must have been a facsimile of the founder or one of the others who had a hand in building it. It was such a strange ritual that it sort of creeped me out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missio...Xavier_del_Bac

    We've also been in the old mission at Monterey, CA.


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    • #32
      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
      I didn't know if there were churches that old in Texas, except maybe Catholic ones from when it used to be Mexico.
      Yup, definitely lots of older Catholic "missions".

      We visited this church near Tuscon several years ago when we were in those parts, and so I know there are some old structures around.

      It was a bizarre experience for us to enter that church. We've been in some old Catholic churches, but there were a lot of people standing in a line at the front of the church where there was a figure lying on a bier of some sort. At first we thought it was a dead body, but the people in line took their turn at lifting the figure up into a sitting position, kissing it and laying it back down. This was done over and over.

      I guess it must have been a facsimile of the founder or one of the others who had a hand in building it. It was such a strange ritual that it sort of creeped me out.
      Yup - familiar with that situation, even been there. (no, wait, maybe not)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missio...Xavier_del_Bac

      We've also been in the old mission at Monterey, CA.
      We shoulda had lunch! We were there, too!!!!

      Then there's the church of the mysterious wooden staircase built by Joseph, the husband of Mary.

      That really was interesting to see.

      stairs.jpg
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        Yup, definitely lots of older Catholic "missions".



        Yup - familiar with that situation, even been there. (no, wait, maybe not)

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missio...Xavier_del_Bac



        We shoulda had lunch! We were there, too!!!!

        Then there's the church of the mysterious wooden staircase built by Joseph, the husband of Mary.

        That really was interesting to see.

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        Santa Fe!

        Been there, too!
        If you'd told me you were going to be in Monterey I would have loved to meet up!


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        • #34
          Originally posted by mossrose View Post
          Santa Fe!

          Been there, too!
          If you'd told me you were going to be in Monterey I would have loved to meet up!
          Did you see this staircase? Were you in that same building?
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Did you see this staircase? Were you in that same building?
            Yes!

            And I scoffed at the story.

            But it's really beautiful.


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            • #36
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
              Yes!

              And I scoffed at the story.

              But it's really beautiful.
              Scoffer!!!

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                Scoffer!!!
                What was it NRAJeff and OtherCheek used to call us? SniperMockers?
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                  Scoffer!!!


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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                    Yes!

                    And I scoffed at the story.

                    But it's really beautiful.
                    Coolness! And, yes, the staircase was quite amazing.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      Coolness! And, yes, the staircase was quite amazing.
                      MelMak was 7 and our daughter 4 when we saw that church in Santa Fe. He's 44 this year, and she turns 41.

                      A long time ago.

                      We were in Arizona in 2007, and Monterey in 2011.


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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                        MelMak was 7 and our daughter 4 when we saw that church in Santa Fe. He's 44 this year, and she turns 41.

                        A long time ago.

                        We were in Arizona in 2007, and Monterey in 2011.
                        I'll have to look and see when we were there, but the NM trip would have been in association with our trip to Glorietta Conference Center, so, I'm guessing.... '82, maybe.
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          I'll have to look and see when we were there, but the NM trip would have been in association with our trip to Glorietta Conference Center, so, I'm guessing.... '82, maybe.
                          Maybe we were there the same time and didn't know it!



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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                            Maybe we were there the same time and didn't know it!

                            Somewhere, I've got pictures of me standing by (or in front of) that staircase, so, that will tell me the date.

                            (assuming I can find those pictures)

                            ETA: :drat: That would have been before cell phone pics!!!!
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              Somewhere, I've got pictures of me standing by (or in front of) that staircase, so, that will tell me the date.

                              (assuming I can find those pictures)

                              ETA: :drat: That would have been before cell phone pics!!!!
                              And I have pictures of that staircase, too, but it was before digital camera and cell phones and I would have to hunt through our old albums and find them and scan them and post them.

                              :drat:


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