Saturday, April 9, 2011

First Presbyterian Church of Bonham, TX

On the way home from our trip to Oklahoma, I was driving, and Ray was sleeping, so I made a little detour off the highway to drive down main street in Bonham looking for the church where my grandparents, Newman and Pauline Smith, were married on September 6, 1935.  I had seen pictures of the church but had never been there in person.  Once I saw it, I knew immediately that was it.  It was so much fun to be there and imagine them there all those years ago.  It was also the church my grandmother grew up attending.  I was able to get some pictures of the church and of my kids in front of the church.  The only hitch in my plan was when I stayed back to take a few more pictures and Landry somehow jumped out of the car when the kids were getting back in.  It was a 30 minutes fiasco resulting in her running up and down main street and me standing in the middle of the road stopping traffic.  It's a good thing we were in a small town...I don't think people would have been so kind and patient with us in the big city.  When it was all said and done and we were back on the road, it was definitely worth it to see and get pictures of the church.


Redhawk said...

beautiful church and great to see...the funny part about this story is the Landry (dog) got out of the car while Beth was taking pictures. After a 3 hour drive she did not want to get back in. With traffic it got a little hairy...but we finally got her back in after a little coaxing from a ham sandwich. Good times.


Brad Dardaganian said...

I'm the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Bonham. I was looking through the web for some pictures of the church and stumbled on your blog. So glad you were able to visit the church were your grandparents were married. Great pictures! Next time you come this way, stop in and I'll show you around inside if you'd like. I'd be interested if anyone remembers your grandparents. There are some folks who just might!


Rev. Brad Dardaganian
First Presbyterian Church
Bonham, TX