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Sunday, January 10, 2010

A woodworking marvel...

Uncle Mike was so excited to check out Loretto Chapel... I honestly had never heard of it before... apparently, a long time ago the congregation here needed a staircase built to its choir loft. A man showed up and said he would build it... he built this spiral staircase with no center support and no nails or screws of any kind. Before they could pay him, the man disappeared and no one knew his name or where he was from...


The chapel itself is gorgeous and the stair case is amazing!




Sean was very disappointed that he could not climb up the stair case... for obvious preservation reasons, they don't allow visitors to climb up the stairs.
Knowing that we were going to check this out and knowing that it was a Catholic chapel, I gave Great Grandma Dennis a call to see if she knew about it... Come to find out, Grandpa and she had visited there when they were travelling the West along time ago... so, while we were at the Chapel, Ethan lit a candle in memory of Grandpa Dennis...
Uncle Mike lit a candle in hopes that one of us would win the HGtv Dream Home 2010...




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