Hillevi (hilleviw) wrote in photo_scavenger,


In late 2007 I moved from Monson, MA back to California. For the eight years that I lived in Monson, this was my church. I attended faithfully, the minister was my best friend. I served on endless committees. It was a tiny congregation then: less than 40 people, and over a third were over 80. I loved this church.

Ten days ago, tornados ripped through Monson.  They tore the steeple off the building.  I'm not there, I didn't take this picture.  This is the link to the news story where I found it:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/gov_deval_patrick_says_he_hope.html 

The congregation is only 19 people now.  The church was built from local granite, from quarries that haven't operated in 70 years; it can't be rebuilt properly. 

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