Queens, NY...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Yesterday I shared a photo of the communion table at the church that I grew up in and that my father pastored in Queens, NY.  I realized that I never shared with you photos from a visit we made back in June 2011. We went into the city to celebrate the birthday of a dear family friend and I had some fun taking photos and remembering.

Jamaica Hospital, where I was born.

Bethlehem Church, Queens, NY.

The Parsonage; the house I grew up in.Yes, our commute to church was GREAT.

The communion table and pulpit.

The view from the balcony.

Key Food grocery store where we went shopping. This was 2 blocks from our house and I would walk it many times.

The Q10 bus that would stop in front of the church and take us up to Kew Gardens to get the F train into the city.

The statue of Civic Virtue on Queens Blvd. My father use to tell my sister and I NOT to look at it when we would drive by to get on the Van Wyck Expressway. We always called it "The Naked Man Statue."

I used to take the A train into work. This station is up on Liberty Avenue.

A fun photo of me standing in front of the bathroom mirror where I spent so much of my time as a teenager with my friends.

Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!

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  1. I certainly did! Love posts like this....a glimpse into someone's past. Enjoy your dad Lois!

  2. I did enjoy the trip. The photos are wonderful!
    I hope this is a good week for you Lois!

  3. Morning Lois,
    what a beautiful church, and so neat you lived right next door. Your old home looks so neat too.
    Enjoyed your trip down memory land,
    very nice to see your beginnings.

    Hey, did you get email, cause I was
    trying to figure out how to vote on foodie friday, never did it before,
    so need some help! lol

    blessings hon,

  4. Loved every second of it! What fun that must have been for you...and bittersweet all the same!

  5. I enjoyed your trip back to your old home and church. You have some great shots for your memory book. Have a great week!

  6. What a great trip into your memories, Lois. :)

    Your parsonage looks SO similar to a friends home, it's just uncanny. (It's a parsonage, too!!)

  7. That was so fun seeing where you grew up! I loved the memories you shared.

  8. Dear Lois, I grew up and still live on Long Island. We were neighbors!! I loved the pictures and getting to know you. Blessings dear and a hug. Catherine xo

  9. This is so neat, Lois! I loved your post and seeing all the places from your childhood!

  10. A fun way thing to do that walking of Memory Lane. What a beautiful sanctuary. Your father telling you not to look at the statue is so funny. ☺