Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 1898

Lennie again writes few words.
Nice day.
Church election.
A. Shumway was baptised.

Throughout the year Lennie mentions going to church, to youth group, or to church parties. He does not discriminate between churches and seems to attend several around town.

In Wakefield, Nebraska at that time there possibly were five churches: Presbyterian, Methodist, Christian, Swedish Lutheran, and Mission Church (sometimes known as Swedish Mission Church).

1 comment:

  1. Grandpa and Grandma Davis were members ot the Presbyterian church when I was a child. I remember his funeral service at the Presbyterian church. I was in the 5th grade at the time. The church was packed with friends and family.

    Grandpa's body was in the casket at their home for several days before the funeral. People came and visited at the home and the family were able to slip in and out of the parlor to say their goodbye's, during the day or night. I remember my mom taking me in to say goodbye. It left a pretty powerful impression on my life.

    Grandpa loved people and was a very social person. He always had a welcome smile on his face.