Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hill Snow

This image was taken last week in the snow, looking down the Mellen Street hill, past Sacred Heart Church. Today, the twin-spired church serves the West End, Parkside and the Spanish community of the city. It's claim to fame in my life centered around its 6:15 AM Mass on Sundays. Dad had it all figured out, you know. In his world, if he got us up at 5, and drove us hurriedly around, delivering the heavy Sunday papers, he could get our Sunday church obligation out of the way, grab something to eat, and still have us at Riverside Golf Course ready to caddy at 7 AM sharp. Dads were like that... ya, they were. Well, at least ours was.

20 comments:

  1. and i thought i was efficient in the morning...wow!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Not what I would call a leisurely Sunday! -- barbara

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can't imagine that the roads aren't all closed! They sure would be here.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Part of Dad's legacy (among others) was an incredible work ethic which he instilled in his children through example. Birdman, thanks for reminding me again, how great we had it back then; without even realizing it!

    Lakeland Checks In!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Funny. Wouldn't want church to get in the way of really important stuff. Well, that's what I always thought!

    Nice wintry shot. I'm playing golf in the morning. I think. It might rain. Darn!

    ReplyDelete
  6. My parents go to Mass on Saturday evening so that it is out of the way for Sunday! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your Dad gave you the gift of great energy!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds like a busy Sunday with your Dad. The day photo was taken looks to be mostly about shoveling.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your dad was a wizard in efficiency, it seems.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Blimey that's an awful lot to pack in before 7am..I'm breathless just thinking about it!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, your Dad was efficient.
    My Dad would design his home projects during our Whiskeypalion services in Utah when I was a kid.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Dad's are great, aren't they.

    ReplyDelete
  13. ................and you wonder why we are who we are today?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gosh...that's a lot to pack in on a Sunday morning. Nice winter scene.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My camera is itching to get a closeup of that church!

    ReplyDelete