Had an awesome time at Dan and Liz’s wedding. I like weddings, especially when one is in a wedding (we were in by proxy of our daughter) because you really enter someone elses world. I obviously know Dan and his family well, but over the weekend I got to hang with Liz’s family and Dan’s good friends. All very cool people. And the wedding was fun and sentimental and everything a wedding should be.
I promised in my last post to share photos of the temple. I stated before it was built in 1900 or so. I was pretty wrong on that. Construction begain in the 1860s and was interupted by the Civil War. Roaming the basement of the temple, I found several stone tablets with names, dates, and other information. The most touching to me was the list of deceased benefectiaries. A typical column was “Jeffrey Strause 1895 25 (amount contributed).” There was also a stone tablet detailing a couple who passed away in 1895 in a “R. R. accident.” Their heirs (?) parents (?) donated $2500 which was an amazing amount of money at the end of the 19th century. If you happen to know more about this temple I would love to learn more facts. Below are some pictures of the temple.