"Shingles for the Lord", 40 (Event)

Page Number: 
40
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
It was a old church, long dried out
Page Event Ends: 
40
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Remembered
Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1935 to Wednesday, April 30, 1941
Notes: 

The narrator has been keeping an eye on Whitfield's baptizing robe since he has been old enough to notice it; he and the other boys attribute special power to it, and to the man who wears it to fight "the devil and all the hosts of hell."

Summary: 

Watching as the church burns down, the narrator thinks back over his experiences going there.

Chronological Order: 
1.00
Keywords: 
fire, religion, religious ritual, Biblical allusions, memory, baptism, community, religious practices, gender roles, community
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