Gilbert, a truck driver and father of four, arrived at the cemetery in 1993, after a heart attack at the age of 47. Paulette, a budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor, always felt close to him in the historic cemetery, founded in 1855. She would confide in friends that she could feel his spirit in the beautiful grounds, that even then were falling into disrepair. … [Read more...] about She tended Mount Moriah until her death. Now, her friends hope to bury her in the abandoned cemetery.
Frank Witsil and Brian McCollum and Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 12:42 p.m. UTC Sep 2, 2018 A day after a Georgia pastor's fiery eulogy on Aretha Franklin ignited criticism, religious leaders wrested with a message that raised eyebrows, ire, and called attention to long-standing debates within the black community. During the eulogy, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of the Salem Bible Church in Atlanta spoke about Franklin's life, but also criticized black-on-black crime and said single mothers are incapable of raising sons by themselves. "This is not new. This is not different," the Rev. Wendell Anthony, pastor of Fellowship Chapel in Detroit, said Saturday, referring to the comments Williams made that seemed to take the black community to task. "But, we who know better are doing better, and are not thwarted by this and just learn from it." Anthony, who also is president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, said Williams is a well respected and … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin eulogy raises eyebrows, ire and long-standing debates
Scouts at Washington Monument Boy Scout Troop 469 sent a delegation of thirty scouts, leaders and friends to Washington, D.C. earlier this summer. Scouts arrived early on the morning of June 13 and immediately went on a visit to Capitol Hill. The troop had scheduled meetings with each of our state representatives. They toured the Exhibition Hall at the US Capital and viewed original documents and artifacts, videos, touchable models and computer interactives. While there, they learned more about the history of the Capital and Congress and were given an exclusive behind the scenes tour by Representative Mark Sanford, including the legislative chambers and the balcony with a spectacular view of the National Mall. The troop took a walking tour of many other areas of interest, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam and World War II memorials and the Washington Monument. They stood in awe at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument. Scouts also visited The Pentagon. … [Read more...] about Local Boy Scouts Visit Washington, D.C.
Kristen Inbody Great Falls Tribune Published 8:40 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 BUTTE — How easy it is to think of sightseeing as something one does away from home. But what a shame. People come from all over the world to see Montana's treasures, among them Butte. The Mining City is like nothing else in Montana, perhaps nothing else in the world. It's worth spending a long weekend seeing the sights we Montanans too often leave to the tourists. So treat yourself to a Butte kinda time. What to see: Granite Mountain Mine Memorial: A good way to start a visit to Butte is to drive through Uptown to this memorial above the city. See an overview of Butte, its iconic headframes and current mining operations while you learn about the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. Follow North Main Street up the hill to Bernie's Way. Stay left when it forks. Follow Alexander Street. World Museum of Mining: Even if you've been to this excellent … [Read more...] about From mines to mansions: Why you should see Butte, Montana, like a tourist