Monday, September 27, 2010
She requested a memorial service at her church which is The Warren Baptist Church in Warren, Rhode Island.
It was a lovely service by Rev. Irish and most of it was about my mother-in-law. Her favorite hymns (as best we can remember) and a lovely "history" of her life. She was baptized here at the age of 12 as was my husband.
Bill and Ruth were married here and so were we. I thought it would be good for us to be married in my husband's church. Some wise woman told me that I should always try to make my mother-in-law happy for it is her baby that she gave up to me.
This church has a lot of historical significance. Before the service, I took photos of the inside, the historical plaques and the signage outside. I am pleased that my photos came out so nicely. The photos of the inside of the church, taken my church members are here. [Church History is here]
Today, the minister agreed to hold another service in the retirement home where my in-laws lived. My husband will do this by himself. I think he needs some time alone.
By the way, this is a high tech minister. The service was recorded and will be put up on their Web site. I smiled. They have a Facebook page.