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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day and Steeple Sunday

The first dance with Daddy at my 14th birthday party. Yep all you young men came with shirts and ties on and were supposed to be having fun (not)!!!??? It looks like Daddy is probably telling me not to even think about a slow dance with any of those young whipper snappers!!
Happy Father's Day to my Daddy who will be 81 in September.

Today's featured church was founded in 1927. I expect you have guessed the church is located in

West Raleigh about 2 blocks from NCSU campus. The hope was the Church would attract two groups, college students and the the growing residential neighborhood. The new congregation met on NCSU campus until 1932 when it had raised $2000.00. The Little Brow Church was built as a temporary structure.

Raleigh's first unit of Alcoholics Anonymous began meeting in the Little Brown Church. In 1934 Boy Scout Troop 303 began holding their meeting here until the 1980's. I was very pleased with the above picture of the West Raleigh Presbyterian Steeple. Perfect angle on a perfectly beautiful day which meant only one picture of the Steeple was needed.

I love the cream brick used to construct the cross into the side of the church. This is the church's Christian Education Building and Campus Christian Life Center, constructed in 1959.

This lovely welcoming archway leads to church entrance. I like the design of the archway in several layers leading to the door on the right. All in all, this is a very charming and quaint church. It is not extremely large like some I've featured; however, it continues to serve the surrounding community quite effectively.


  1. We loves that picture of you dancing with your dad! I miss my dad lots!

  2. Lovely picture!
    Happy Father's Day!
    Madi, do you have something special for your Dad??
    Have a pawesome day!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. A lovely photo of you and your Dad, Cecilia!...Happy Father's Day to your Dad and your husband...kisses to Madi...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  4. What a wonderful pic! We just loved seeing you and your Dad dancing - we hope he has a wonderful Father's Day!
    You've made our mum a bit teary now.......but she'll be fine!!!
    Another cool 'steeple' post - sounds like a busy church with AA and the scouts! Catering for all tastes!
    Happy Sunday
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  5. Hi Cecilia,

    What a great photo of you and your dad. I couldn't help but notice that the boys in the background look a little nervous.
    The Little Brown church has a really cool steeple, I love your photo. For a temporary structure it has certain had a long and interesting history.

    Happy Father's Day to your dad and hubby!


  6. What a special picture of you and dad.
    The olden days when kids dressed up instead of worn out jeans with holes and butt cracks showing. Those were the days. I remember dancing with my dad. Wish I had a pic.
    Another interesting steeple post.

  7. Madi and Mom,
    Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men in your lives!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Mom

  8. What a lovely picture of you and your Dad. It's so nice you still have it. Thank you for sharing. LOve the look of the church. The steeple and the archways are pawticularly nice.

    wags, Lola

  9. Thats a great photo of you and your dad Celia! Beautiful memories! Nice steeple too! Thank you for sharing all this!

  10. I Love brick!! Brick churches are so Beautiful :)

  11. What a wonderful Father's Day photo!!

    Just love the steeple pic, what a blue, blue sky!

  12. That photo is priceless! Do people even dance like that anymore?

    This is a beuatiful church today...I love the red brickwork around the cream brick cross.

    Happy Sunday, MomKat Trish

  13. Oh HiC, The photo of you and Daddy made me cry!
    Happy Father's Day to him and B!

  14. Oh that picture of you and you dad together is so dear!!!

    Thanks as always for your beautiful Sunday posts!

  15. Happy Father's Day to your dad, and to Madi's human dad too.

  16. What a great picture of you and your Dad!
    My Dad turns 81 in December.
    Hope he has a fantastic Father's Day!

    Very lovely church pictures.

    HI Madi!!!

  17. Happy Father's Day to y'all.
    The picture of your mom dancing with your grandpa reminds me of a classic movie, no I don't mean your mom is that "classic", just the black and white color( like your fur Madi)that wakes up a sweet memory!

  18. The one guy in the corner wanted to ask you to dance but he's afraid your father would kill him :)

    He probably ended up being your husband! :)

  19. Love the picture of your human and her dad. That looks a magical moment, so nice you caught it.

    God bless

    Hector and Bonny

  20. Aw... we love the picture of you and your dad dancing! :-)


  21. What a great picture Cecilia of you and your dad... I love it!

  22. We love that picture of you with your dad, Madi's mom!! Happy Father's Day to him!

  23. Hi Madi, I love the picture of your Mom and her Dad, how precious! I love pictures like that! Nice church pictures also!
    PS I hope you enjoyed your Father's Day!

  24. Oh, Madi and Mom! I missed your postie yesterday! But I wanted to tell you that I luvs the church and I luuuuuuvs the picture of Madi Mom dancing with her daddy. That has to be one of the sweetest things me and my mom have ever seen!

    I hopes you had a real nice Father's Day!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  25. Great picture of you dancing with your Dad.

  26. I'm a little late here, but I LOVE that photo of you and your daddy HiC!


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