Our Village Green/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Being proud of your community is what this quilt block brings to mind for me. I grew up in rural Pettis County, Missouri and the gatherings took place at one of 2 spots. The Manila School or Antioch Baptist Church were those places.

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Manila School now stands abandoned where a bridal shower was held for me 30 years ago this month. Antioch Baptist Church is still alive and well. There, I attended Sunday School and Worship Services.  The grounds of both are lovingly attended to thankfully.

Until this blog post, it never occurred to me to take a photo of these two places from my childhood. I even had to ask my mother if we have any photos of them. Her answer was “probably somewhere”, but I’m not so sure. I think I would have remembered them. I was the camera hound at an early age. I have photo albums of my own and in none of them are these places. I believe I must have been too busy socializing to think ahead 45 years. So I have to appreciate even more the way this challenge has shown me those memories I need to hold dear.

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For the record, I need much more practice at completing one of these blocks. It was not user-friendly and I am not sure I am up to another attempt. What you see is what you get. As long as it holds together, we’re using it.

“Knowledge is power, Community is strength and Positive attitude is everything.”     Lance Armstrong

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!

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8 thoughts on “Our Village Green/#AtoZChallenge

  1. The Manilla School House with
    the ice cream socials and Pie suppers and the fun playing with my cousins and friends on the swings are some of my best childhood memories.

    So thankful for the Antioch Baptist Church and their faithfulness to teach the gospel.
    My mother was enrolled in the nursery. I have her Cradle Roll certificate from 1927. Aunt Inez was faithful to take us to Sunday School as I stayed with them nearly every weekend for years.

    I still make it a point to drive by these wonderful buildings when I come to the Hunter reunion every June. Wonderful memories of a great childhood!

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