Church

Church

This old church has a great layout for the "amen" sections.  I attended churches like this one during my youth and the left and right seating areas were affectionately called the "amen sections".  Of course none of the seats were reserved but we all know that everyone has their usual seats in a church.  In the old time Baptist churches (well, many of them at least), the left side was for the men and the right side was for the women.  I\’m sure its still that way in many churches.  All of the seats in our churches back then were hard solid wood.   Well, the most elderly men of the church had this one pew in the back of the left amen section and after a number of years, someone noticed that the seat bottom had somehow become upholstered with nice padding.  All those guys are gone now but I still remember Ronnie Haney smiling about it.  A really good guy, I spent lots of time in the field trying to train dogs with him.

 

“For a very long time everybody refuses and
then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts.”

Gertrude Stein