Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Small Town Snapshot

Our small community still holds religious meetings in tents, right on the side of the road.  



All are welcome and often the crowd is overflowing.  



Typically held in the summer months, a meeting like this can really test your heat tolerance.  



"The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."  

Mark Twain 




41 comments:

  1. Love it! Too hot here in Texas for those

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  2. I particularly like the first shots in B & W.

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  3. I didn't realize tent revivals were still a part of the present times!

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  4. Perfect shots for black and white - I bet it gets super hot in there

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  5. Every now and again, you will see one of these set up around here. Great photos :)

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  6. That is amazing. The Indians used to set up wooden poles covered in leafy branches to hold religious whatevers.

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  7. I wish they still had them here, but guess we are too 'citified'!

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  8. It does look like it may be hot under that tent. Great B&W shots. Enjoy your day!

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  9. I've always wanted to go to a tent revival!

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  10. Tents in our small town are mostly connected with summer "festivals" and holidays celebrations. Of course beer and hot dogs go with it...:)

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  11. That is just not something you see in Oregon. A hippie festival maybe. I love to see old time things like that are still going on. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. Quite a small community there. Hot in summer, maybe cold in winter though . . :)
    We had our own special service on Saturday ~ my son got married . . :)

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  13. I've never heard of such a thing! I can imagine the heat.

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  14. It's been years since I have seen a tent revival! Churches do hang on to a lot of old traditions- first Sunday singings, dinner on the grounds- 5th Sunday pot lucks..summer bible schools..I love it all.

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    1. Terri, all of those things still happen around here on a regular basis.

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  15. When a very small child I went to see Billy Graham with my family as I remember it was in a huge tent.
    Merle..............

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  16. Lets hope it does not end with a 'heated' debate.

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  17. I've never been to a tent service/meeting - I don't think I could take the heat! I love the picture!

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  18. I have never been to a tent revival...always heard of them. I can just imagine the heat at this time of year.

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  19. They still happen here too, although not nearly as frequently. I've never been to one though.

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  20. Nice to see old traditions carried on! Hopefully they passed out pretty paper fans!

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  21. From log cabin to wall tent... all in a week. Good for you. We used to have one of these 'traveling shows' passing through each August. Haven't seen them in a few years.

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  22. How neat...I went with an Aunt when I was very small...I thought then that the tent was so neat.

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  23. LOVE the olde-fashion tent revivals...(as we call them) There are a few around my town.....but not like it use to be! I believe they are making a come back though! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  24. It is nice to attend meetings under the tents....

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  25. that was my first thought "sweat city"!!!!

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  26. I do not know much about these meetings, but I like the idea of the big tent..

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  27. I have never seen one in person...Hadn't thought of how hot they would be.

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  28. On peut dire que tout est fait et bien fait, sous ce chapiteau,pour accueillir ces futurs hôtes.

    Bel été à toi en toute amitié..

    Roger

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  29. In my area of Texas, I see these tents for the "Cowboy Church". There are a surprising number here....

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  30. I haven't attended a "tent" meeting in years but this brought back some good memories. - I bet on a hot summer day it would be stuffy in the tent.

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  31. Interesting. I'd find something else (and cooler) to do though...

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  32. This is not so common in Sweden...interesting! Must be very warm inside there...
    Thank you for your sweet comment about the flowers on my blog, Im so happy for your kind words!
    Have a great week,
    Titti

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  33. I've been to tent meetings many times & have even sang/played music at them. It's been a few years though. You still see them set up around here pretty regularly. I like that things 'of the past' still have a place.

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  34. Never seen one, really neat.Blessings Francine.

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  35. Wow, I haven't been to a tent meeting since I was a kid. They were wonderful. Exciting and hot, I remember sometimes we'd have a thunderstorm. I didn't know that tent meetings even existed anymore.

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  36. I bet it really does test your heat tolerance!

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  37. When I was young our parish church began as a tent before the building was built. it had wood pallet floors to raise us above the mud. It was hot in summer and freezing in winter, but everyone loved the experience!

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  38. Gee, I was admiring your photos until I got to the Twain quote. Now I am depressed.

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