It’s amazing what eight degrees warmer will do for getting my butt out the door and walking. This morning it was 30 degrees F so I hit the bricks.
I got out a little before sunrise so I headed for Ebey Prairie in hopes of catching a nice sunrise and it did not disappoint. “Here Comes The Sun”!
I have taken a number of photos of this old garage/shed and every time it looked worse and worse. This morning was pretty much the end of the line. It still makes for a nice photo but not much of a shelter.
On the way back home St. Mary’s Catholic Church caught my eye. Here’s a little history on this beautiful old church.
In January, 1889, a committee was appointed to solicit money ($1000) to build a church, and in June of 1889 they began building.
The church was officially dedicated as the “First Congregational Church of Coupeville” on January 26, 1890.
In the year 1890, there arrived in Coupeville a bell from the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, Maryland. It weighed 800 pounds, was made of “bell metal” – i.e. 80% copper, and 20% tin, and cost $205.00. It was a gift to the church and was inscribed as follows: “O Come, Let Us Worship” Presented to the First Congregational Church, Coupeville by T.W. Calhoun & E.J. Hancock 1890.
In June of 1934 the Congregational Community sold the church and dormitory to the Catholic Church for $1500. The new Catholic Church was named St. Mary’s, and her pastor was Fr. John E. O’Brien.
I hope you have a great weekend and will come walk with me again next week!