As a part of our trip to Carbondale, we attended a Piano and Oboe Recital presented by the Southern Illinois Music Festival. It was very enjoyable.
But what made this so very special is that it was presented at the United Methodist Church, which is the church my grandparents and my mother and her sister attended, and the church we always went to while in Carbondale.
Even more meaningful to me (and I think to Mike and Peggy too) is that it is the church where my Mom and Dad were married; and in fact it is where they met while Dad was attending school in Carbondale and living with his brother Fred's family.
This is a picture of the church taken on their wedding day, July 17, 1929
This is a
looks very much
the same as
it did 80 years
ago; I wanted
you to see how
it has grown.
Mom and Dad
would be so
"I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not overcome it." Jesus