A downtown Andover church, Christ Church has some really lovely features. In fact, it reminds me of the style used in the building of the Woburn Public Library with the hand chiseled sandstone in cream and a reddish brown. This church was built on the site where the original old wooden church burned to the ground. The present building was consecrated January 4, 1887. Originally an Episcopal Church it became a community church to serve the residents of the Shawsheen Village. Like many places in Colonial parts of New England it has a fascinating history.
Who cannot love the ornate Roman arch with the highly detailed ironwork on the red door?
Even the small side door is exquisitely detailed.
Now we know where car 54 is. I drive by this really nifty old police cruiser every time I go to Peabody or Lynnfield. Finally, today, I took the time to get a capture. You’ll find it next to the Middleton Police Department. It is in wonderful shape and a really nifty visual gift to the community. Brings back memories, doesn’t it?
I don’t know why all my signing friends are camera shy. Sheesh, how else can I demonstrate the art of ASL? Because of this, the photo was taken with my MacBook Pro using PhotoBooth, placed into the photo stream, edited on the iPhone using Snapseed and then watermarked using iWatermark.
Sign: Secret – place the back of the thumb against the lips and tap twice. “Your secret is safe with me.”
On my way to Burlington today I passed through Wilmington and was heartened to see that three more local folks are not going to be feted this memorial day.
Welcome home. May your country treat you honorably. Thank you for your service to us all.
Clearly, someone knows who is buried under this very eroded slate headstone. But I don’t. I can’t quite make out the lettering even up close and in person. So to me, this is one of the unknowns who served our country with honor. Thank you for your service.