Wetumpka Singing, Wetumpka, Alabama November 15, 2008 Cooper Revision
Wetumpka Presbyterian Church.
A cold front was moving through the area.
Old fashioned pews. Family sectioned, I would suppose.
Bible was published in early-mid 1800s. If I remember correctly, it was printed in 1855. Might (probably) remember incorrectly, if I don't write it down.
Coosa River bridge.
Coosa (some old folks call it Coosie River). I was born near this river but about a hundred miles north, my great uncle Wood operated a ferry across the river and that section of the river was named Woods Bend.
Chandeliers in the church were taken down and buried during the Civil War to avoid their being melted down or otherwise disposed of in case the opposing army were to desire to do so.
Chandeliers are electrically powered now but at first were gas I was informed.
The pastor's daughters.
Chandelier from above.
Looking down the stairs.
Nall with grandson, grandson's first singing.
Plenty of food for some more folks.
Baptist church across the road.
Lunch was in the basement of this wing.
Pictures as we went back to Auburn. This was the grave of one of Don Clark's people. Mr. Jackson built the tomb and is buried there with his wife.
Another grave marker of the cemetery.
Across the South, as families mature and the children of the family leave the area, houses are abandoned often with the hope that the children will find a use for the dwelling.
Welcome to Tallassee (tal-uh-see)
Tallapoosa River. Enters Alabama in Cleburne County and flows together with the Coosa a few miles down river to form the Alabama River.
The syrup is cooked here. Sap is squeezed out to the right where the horse has worn the grass away, cooker is in middle of picture. The crowd is gone for this year.
Japanese Maple just outside our backdoor here is Auburn.
Seed and Leaf, Japanese Maple