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Churchgoing, how it has changed

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The weekend is here.  Will you be going to church?

I’m sorry to say there is actually a very small percentage of people who go to church on Sunday. At one time the number was probably much higher. I know for me personally there was a time I was going to church on Wednesday nights, Sunday morning at 9:45 and staying through church service which usually was over around 12 o’clock. Then we returned on Sunday night around seven until 830 or nine. We often went out for a late dinner with friends after church getting us home even later.

these days it would be hard to find a church with services on Sunday night. I think the main reason they stopped is because only  2% of people who attended church came back on Sunday night. I can’t help but think that the preachers’ families were as happy as everyone else to forgo that late Sunday evening service. That may sound bad, but it did add to the stress of the weekend to be busy the night before going back to work/school on Monday morning. Their kids were like everybody else’s and at times  procrastinated on homework until the last minute.

The biggest struggle for me as a teenager was not being able to watch Judy Garland  whose show came on during church time on Sunday nights. I loved Judy and considered it a major sacrifice that I had to miss seeing her every Sunday night. If we only had DVRs back then! If we weren’t sick, we went to church on Sunday nights. Daddy said if we didn’t go to church we couldn’t go anyplace else. I rarely broke that rule while  living at home, although I may have given in to a sneeze or two in order to stay home to watch Judy.

Yeah, I still miss my sweet, funny, little Ralph E. Boy!

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Special Connections

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Grandpa Larry Borland with youngest grandson, Will. 

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