Sunday, 4 December 2011

Today, we went to All Saints Chapel on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee to attend the Festival of Lessons and Carols.  It was fantastic.  We got there about 1:30.  We got a good parking place.  We got in line at about 1:40.  The church doors opened at 3:45 and the program started at 5:00.  Yes, we waited in line for over 2 hours to get in.  I could not believe some of the people. Some had chairs, some had picnic lunches on the ground.  One group of people even set up a table and chairs.  They even had a red and white checked tablecloth.  The wind was horrible while we were in line.  One time there was a gust so strong that I almost fell down.  I'm ready to go back.

I hope everyone has a great Monday.


Mom on the Run said...

Our church choir does Nine Lessons and Carols every year (same lessons, different carols). The first lesson is read by a small child and so on by age until the last is read by one of the oldest members of the congregation. It is a great tradition, but I'd love to see the "original" at Kings College. I do listen to the live BBC broadcast on our local NPR station on Christmas eve day while I'm baking, etc. That is a beautiful campus...several of J1 & J2's friends attended college there.

Beth Dunn said...

You are very dedicated to wait in line. So glad you enjoyed it!