Sunday, July 29, 2018

Olive Chapel

This little gem sits on a corner.  It's always well cared for and lovely.  

The congregation has been a might force for Good since before 1853.
This church house property was purchased in 1923.

Olive Chapel North-ish side

The property sits tight on a corner, with a curve road on it's North-ish side designed for traffic to by-pass the trains.


Olive Chapel  
 African Methodist
 Episcopal Church 
National Historic Monument 
Built 1896 
'Come This Far By Faith' 
'Everyone Welcome' 
11 AM Rev. Debbie Thornton Pastor


There's a small home tucked towards the back, perhaps where pastor lives.
I've seen young people tending the grounds - which look charming all year.
Trying to show the front is a challenge.  So, I opted to tilt the camera and fit it in the frame.

 The Historic Olive Chapel 

309 S. Harrison Avenue | Kirkwood, MO  63122

The Committed
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
(aka Black National Anthem)

love & love,

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Bug Store

Sun was coming up on The Bug Store.
 Downtown Kirkwood, Missouri seems like a quaint village.
Many shops are housed in re-purposed buildings.

 Yes, things are left out like this 24/7.

The shop is full of colorful stuff.
Art, Items to wear, or decorate your home.

There's a Kid section.
They also have garden experts . . . 
They have a weekly radio program . . . and once a year they give away cookies 
with buggy creatures in them.
Yes, I've seen them.
No!  i haven;t wanted to try them.


Bobbie Gentry & Donovan sing "Bugs"
Live from BBC Television Show 
 Linking to Tom's Foto Tunes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Down At The Station - Early In The Morning

Kirkwood Train Station
Super Early in the Morning
Built in 1893
Sits smack in the middle of town.
Run by volunteers.  

 Missouri Pacific Lines

You can stick enjoy trains passing through
Take a day trip
Or a long adventure

"Down By The Station" (Ricks-Gaillard) by Tommy Dorsey & his Orchestra
vocal by Denny Dennis, Lucy Ann Polk and The Sentimentalists 
(CD audio source)
Thank you, MusicProf78!