Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter and Steeple Sunday

Madi was DELIGHTED to receive an Easter
Bonnet from Sammy and Andy. She absolutely loves it!!! Thank you very much you two are this lady cat's Meow!!!

This little bunny sits outside our front door (at least that is what Mom says, I've never been out there). Our periwinkle is blooming now so we wanted to share this picture with you.

Highland United MethodistRidge Road, Raleigh NC

This is a very majestic steeple (with an interesting past**)..(you may click to enlarge).
It has several shapes and angles of wood on it. I especially like the angled wood in the middle section. The church chimes are more than likely in the first wooden section. Notice the venting.
The cross at the top seems to be about to catch a cloud

This picture was taken across the street standing on the playground of an
elementary school. All the pictures were take on the same day notice how the clouds came and went. The formation of the church was approved on January 14, 1954. Its first service
was held on May 2, 1954 in Francis Lacy Elementary School across the street.
Regular services were held at the school until January 1958.

**As you can see from these pictures, this steeple is very high. The steeple has had an
interesting past. At approximately 5:48pm on June 19, 1977 after striking the steeple a private plane crashed into the front yard of a home a block away from the church. No fire was reported at either the crash site or church. The aircraft was returning from a brief flight to Durham
(~30miles from Raleigh) when radio communication was lost at 5:10. Unfortunately the pilot did not survive. Miraculously no one on the ground was hurt. The church sits on a
very busy corner in the midst of a neighborhood and there is an elementary school across the street.

APRIL 3, 2010
You might have noticed the steeple is in 3 sections.
Mom and Dad were passing by this church. Mom was absolutely astounded when she noticed the top portion is missing. There have been NO accidents reported like on June 19, 1977. Obviously it would take a huge crane to get it down. We are clueless as to how something this large could disappear.
C(at) S(leuth) I(nvestigator) will have to look into this mystery.


  1. Hi Madi & Mom,

    Madi, you look so enchanting in your lovely Easter bonnet. The pretty purple makes your green eyes look even more beautiful.

    That church steeple is amazing and really high. Looking at the utility poles and roof it makes you realize the height of the structure.

    You mean since you took the photos the top of the steeple has been remeoved? How strange, we look forward to the CSI investigation results.

    Hope you are having a great Easter weekend,
    Judy & Cindi Lou

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    Happy Easter :-)

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya & family

  3. I just adore you in your bonnet Madi! Happy Easter! Will be waiting to hear about top of steeple.

  4. Madi, you look pawsitively Most Charming in your Easter bonnet! I think purple is your color!

    Gosh, that's Most Interesting about the steeple. Make sure you lets us know what you find out about that top part!

    Have a happy Easter day!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  5. Madi, you are just gorgeous in your Easter bonnet, such a beautiful Southern lady!...Love the photo of the bunny outside your house, it is lovely with your blooming flowers...The steeple is pretty too; strange stories though...Happy Easter to all of you...xo...Calle,Halle.Sukki

  6. LOVE the hat! May I borrow it next year?

    Happy Easter!

  7. You look beautiful in your Easter bonnet. That is a mystery about the steeple.
    Happy Easter to both of you.

  8. MAdi
    You look beautiful in your new hat. Those colors are purr-fect on you!!

    Hoppy Easter

  9. What a wonderful Easter Bonnet Madi!!

    ...and another wonderful Steeple Story Madi Mama!!

    Happy Easter Smileys!
    Dory and the Mama

  10. HI Madi!

    How regal you look in your Easter Bonnet and it's furry lovely. Blue is a wonderful color on you!

    Oh my how interesting about the church steeple.

    We hope all will have a wonderful happy Easter!

  11. Madi, you look darling in your Easter bonnet! We HAD to come wish you and your family a furry Hoppy easter!

  12. Aw, Madi! You look so lovely in your Easter bonnet!! We hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

  13. Gorgeous pics! And someone is looking quite dashing today! ♥

  14. Hi Madi,

    How did your mommy get you to keep that hat on? OMC! YOu look adorable!

    Riley and Star.

  15. Madi!
    You look gorgeous in your Easter bonnet!
    I hope you and your family had a Happy Easter!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Aww that look ..cutey pie!

    Happy Easter!!

    Licks and Tail wags!!


  17. Well let us know if the CSI figure it out.

    Madi, you look BeeYouTeeFull in that bonnet. It fits you perfectly!

  18. . Easter Parade ...In your Easter bonnet with all the frills...e the grandest lady in the Easter Parade ...I'll be all in clover and when the...the proudest fellow in that Easter Parade ...ll find that you're in the rotogravure ...a sonnet about your Easter bonnet ... I'm taking to that Easter Parade ...ll find that you're in the rotogravure ...a sonnet about your Easter bonnet ... I'm taking to that Easter Parade


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