Message of the Day – A Baptism

Barren County Courthouse in Kentucky

Barren County Courthouse in Kentucky

On the way to Florida last summer we spent an extra day in Barren County, Kentucky.

Across from the Courthouse is the Democratic Party Headquarters.

Across from the Courthouse in Glasgow is the Democratic Party Headquarters.

We stayed on the Interstate in Cave City, down the road from the county seat so we could visit area caverns, among them Mammoth Cave (as in big, but not terribly interesting).

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The Mammoth Cave Knife & Gifts store had a distinctly southern flavor.  Kentucky stayed with the Union during the Civil War, but everyone was not happy with the decision.

With teen boys in the car, we couldn’t stop at Cave City without visiting the knife store.

And since we had already seen Mammoth Cavern, last year we went to the much more interesting Diamond Cavern.

Inside Diamond Cavern.

Inside Diamond Cavern are ribbon stalactites.

Diamond Cavern is so much better than Mammoth Cavern.

Colton's Bar & Grill has a Texas motif and lots of peanuts.

Colton’s Bar & Grill has a Texas motif and lots of peanuts.

We ate dinner outside at Colton’s Bar and Grill in the Barren County seat of Glasgow.

On the way there, we passed Wall Street.

Wall Street and Happy Valley Road.

Wall Street and Happy Valley Road.

Who knew that Wall Street could intersect Happy Valley Road?

On Sunday we decided to drive around the county.

There was a funeral procession.

On the south side of Barren County a Sheriff's squad car led a funeral procession.

On the south side of Barren County a Sheriff’s squad car led a funeral procession.

We saw cows headed for a drink.

Besides tobacco, some farmers raise cattle.

Besides tobacco, some farmers raise cattle.

Others farmers raised goats.

Goats grazed in Barren County, Kentucky.

Goats grazed in Barren County, Kentucky.

We passed an Amish buggy.

An Amish horse drawn buggy in Barren County, Kentucky.

An Amish horse drawn buggy in Barren County, Kentucky.

As we continued our tour, we saw big gourds strung on a wire at 1620 Peter Creek Road.

Was this string of gourds for birds?

Was this string of gourds for birds?

And what else did we find of interest?

There was an oil well.

An oil well was found among the many small churches on the rural roads.

An oil well was found among the many small churches on the rural roads.

We approached a caravan of vehicles on a really back road.

People were all dressed up headed for a stream in the hilly countryside.

I noticed an upper grade school boy dressed in a white shirt, tie and suspenders.

Then, I saw that the group was headed to a stream where some had already gathered.

I didn’t have the foresight to take a photo from that angle, but when I realized it was a baptism, I leaned got a shot down the hill of the parked cars and the parishioners walking to the stream.

On the way to a baptism in Barren County, Kentucky.

On the way to a baptism in Barren County, Kentucky.  There was a sheriff’s squad car among the vehicles.


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Message of the Day – A Baptism — 2 Comments

  1. Re: “Was this string of gourds for birds?”

    Are the holes in the gourds an indication?

  2. Those are purple martin houses.

    Maybe they feel the need for mosquito abatement.

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