Thursday, June 27, 2013

Church of St. Giles, Burnby

In the little village of Burnby is the Church of Saint Giles. Burnby is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but the church is not. That means its age is not certain but is thought to date from the 11th or 12th century, and the first documentary reference is from 1288. Major renovations were done in the mid-1700s, the mid-1800s, and 1904. The baptismal font was rescued from a farmyard, stands on the original pedestal, and reads "I believe in one Baptism for the remission of sin." The church was open and unattended when I visited. Neighbors were outside the house next door and gave a friendly wave.

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  1. This is entirely tangential, but I love the small town friendly wave. Having acquired the habit myself, I tend to forget and wave even in big towns, which earns me the occasional "hold on while I call the authorities" stare...

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    1. Yes, it seems like people are quite friendly there. I am always too friendly for where I live. I get a lot of weird looks but I guess i go beyond the wave to being the annoying woman who talks to you in line at the store, in the elevator, everywhere. Oh, well. There are worse things to be.

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    2. The other day while walking on one of the more deserted country roads, a man gave me the small-town wave from his car and I felt really bad that I didn't wave at him until it was too late. So I'm trying to be more friendly all the time. Ivy, I often think of your friendliness! It's my inspiration! You talk to people even when you and I are out and about. Jon's like that, too. I think it's a great quality!

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  2. Josh, you know, I've found plenty of friendly people in big towns too, but definitely more quizzical looks as well.

    Ivy, don't you find it awkward *not* to talk in line at the grocery store? I often do. There's usually something to at least chuckle about if nothing else.

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