Thursday, October 09, 2008
A road well-traveled......by a few.
I've been wanting to take a drive for several days to photograph this old Norwegian church that my Hubby was raised in. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get here, depending on the road conditions which, today, were muddy but not too muddy to drive. Services are still held at the Little Missouri Lutheran Church with a pastor who travels about 60 miles to this church and other country churches a couple times a month. Many of the same families whose ancestors established this church in 1889 are still attending.
Back when Hubby and I attended church here, we could pack 50 people inside comfortably. But when there is a wedding or a funeral, you might squeeze 75 (several standing) and the rest must stand outside the door and listen closely. It really is a charming little church.
There's a cemetery alongside and to the back of the church. There was recently a death in the community so if you look closely, you can see the backhoe off to the left. You'll also notice the green outdoor toilets to the right.
It's been a soppy-wet and chilly day here today. The wind is blowing and the thermometer won't reach 40 degrees. We're expecting more rain and snow in the coming days. We've been blessed with such warm Indian Summer days and now, I suppose, all good things must come to an end. Goodbye Autumn.