Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lutheran party crashing...

For the past week or so I have been in South Dakota with the children helping to celebrate my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary.  We held an open house at the Lutheran Church where I spent my high school years.  A result of a merger by three small area churches, English was not introduced until 1917 (Norwegian being the language of the church until then.)  Other innovations did not work out so well.  This from "The Centennial Directory of the American Lutheran Church" (1982)...

"During the next fourteen years (following 1900) some progress was made.  The pastor purchased a red Buick which he used when weather permitted.  He was not always well versed in its operation, as on one occasion when attending Ladies' Aid we were startled as he stopped the car by running into the house."

Blessings

2 comments:

Kari said...

Oh dear! Happy visiting in our homeland!

boston unitarian said...

Thanks Kari! We have had a wonderful time.