Shoal Creek Church, Labor Day Singing September 1, 2009
Shoal Creek Missionary Baptist Church and Caretaker Houston Jones
Goldenrod, Alabama's (former) state flower.
The spring that in bygone days provided water to the singers. Of late it has been dry and unfit for drinking now. There is a horse trail that passes near this spring and a creek (not Shoal Creek, it is just over the hill from the church).
Blurred picture taken through window.
Former ladies room
damaged by vandals
Nature takes a bite
Testing the water. Back in the early 1970s, folks told me that I should drink some of the water to be totally involved. Darrell Swarens took the picture but he would not drink the water and I would not taste it today either. Darrell dipped his fingers to become kinda like a blood brother, I guess you may call him a water brother.
The Pinhoti (turkey track) trail has its southern-most point in Talladega County, Alabama and some hope that it will become part of the Appalachian Trail. The trail passed by the graveyard of the church.
When leaves it has three, let it be.
Grapevines remind that the area was at one time a community.
Beautiful walk, you may walk this trail for about 65 miles or so.
sacred heart (fore note)--oh, well
Watch for that bump!
technical difficulties so no recording today
He did not have to stand in the corner for singing too loud.
Trying to find the glitch to no avail.
Joe Jones had information that you may find at
The family that maintains the church has a reunion each year during the singing.
The reporter from the Anniston Star continued to write his story while listening in the square.