“To live in the past and future is easy. To live in the present is like threading a needle” ~Walker Percy
Monday, March 2, 2009
First Christian Church, Eugene, Oregon
The cornerstone of the present church building was laid in 1911 at a original cost $75,000, although it was reduced by $1,000 when the contractor was unable to fix a leak in the dome. It leaked for 81 years and was finally fixed! One of the most impressive features of the church is its stained glass windows which may be found in every part of the original structure including the Sunday School and meeting rooms. The Sanctuary windows depict the story of the Christ in Gothic style, reproducing several famous paintings. I didn't get near the time I wanted but will be checking it out a lot closer on my next visit! This building is a true treasure!
I'm a 55 year old college student majoring in fine arts, with 4 children (12, 18, 25, 26) and live in the metropolis of Chiloquin, somewhere in the mountains of Oregon. I am planning to go to Portland State University in Spring 2012 and major in Graphic Arts. My interests include photography, camping and other outdoor activities, as well as writing and a new interest in watercolor.
This blog is just stuff I've been writing about, some thoughts, articles I find interesting, Christianity, stories and lots of quizzes .... My it challenge, inspire and make you laugh on occasion as well! Life really is interesting!