"Shingles for the Lord", 40 (Event)

Page Number: 
40
Order within Page: 
2
First 8-10 words of event: 
For a long time it never burned, even after everything
Page Event Ends: 
42
Era: 
The Depression (1930-1940)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 1941 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: 

The gown Reverend Whitfield wears while baptizing church members catches fire and burns. Afterward the congregation makes plans to rebuild the church.

Chronological Order: 
25.00
Keywords: 
fire, religion, religious ritual, Biblical allusions (Archangel Michael), memory, baptism, community, gender roles
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