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Gray United Methodist Church, Gray, Georgia, Part I   1 comment

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Above:   The Historic Sanctuary, Gray United Methodist Church, Gray, Georgia

Source for All Images = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Date for All Images = Monday, May 4, 2015

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Last Monday, May 4, when I was driving from Athens to Americus, I stopped in Gray, just north of Macon.  My great-grandfather, George Washington Barrett (1873-1956) served the Gray Methodist Episcopal Church, South (now the Gray United Methodist Church), from late 1917 to late 1919.  The now “Historic Sanctuary” was about two years old then, for the congregation had rebuilt after a fire had destroyed the previous structure.  The building I photographed did not exist in the current outward form at the time.  The choir loft and the Sunday School rooms in the back did not exist until the 1940s.  I had seen pictures of the old building via Google street view, but walking on the grounds was much better, as I expected it to be.  Street view helped me to know what to look for when I arrived.

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I think of other connections to my family’s history.  Firstborn son Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?), may God rest his soul, however or whenever he died, would have been an adolescent while there.  Second child Sarah Claiborne Barrett (1908-1954) was a child.  Third child George Dickey Barrett (1910-1989) would have been old enough to have memories of the place.  Fourth child Lucy Seguin Barrett (1912-2001) might have had some memories of her time in Gray.  My grandmother, Nell Fox Barrett (later Taylor) (1915-2001), was too young to have memories of her time there.  The same was true of sixth (and last) child, Margaret Elizabeth Barrett (1917-2007).

Below:  Views of the Side of Building Away from the Street

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The old building is lovely.  I am glad that it is still in active use for its intended purpose.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 9, 2015 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF THOMAS TOKE LYNCH, ENGLISH CONGREGATIONALIST MINISTER AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF ANNA LAETITIA WARING, HUMANITARIAN AND HYMN WRITER; AND HER UNCLE, SAMUEL MILLER WARING, HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS, BISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE

THE FEAST OF SAINTS WILLIBALD OF EICHSTATT AND LULLUS OF MAINZ, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT WALBURGA OF HEIDENHELM, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBESS; SAINTS PETRONAX OF MONTE CASSINO, WINNEBALD OF HEIDENHELM, WIGBERT OF FRITZLAR, AND STURMIUS OF FULDA, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOTS; AND SAINT SEBALDUS OF VINCENZA, ROMAN CATHOLIC HERMIT AND MISSIONARY

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Descendants of John Barrett and William Winburn (VII)   Leave a comment

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF ROBERT WESLEY BARRETT (1860-1924) AND SARAH JANE WINBURN BARRETT (1838-1883), PART II

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Scans Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Robert Wesley Barrett (1860-1924) was the first child of William Wesley Barrett (1835-1911) and Sarah Jane Winburn Barrett (1838-1883) and the father of George Washington Barrett (1873-1956), my great-grandfather.  Nell Barrett Taylor (1915-2001) was my grandmother.

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Emory Boys   Leave a comment

Glenn Memorial Church

Above:  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, on the Campus of Emory University, Decatur, Georgia

Image in the Public Domain

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Dedicated to the Emory Boys

O who are we?  Why don’t you know?

Stop, look, and listen!  Ere you go

Your eyes and ears will tell you so,

We’re Emory boys!  We’re Emory boys!

Chorus:

Emory boys! We’re Emory boys!

Although much work our time employs,

School days for us hold many joys.

We’re Emory boys! We’re Emory boys!

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The gold and blue we proudly wear,

And scatter sunshine everywhere:

Stop, look, and listen! Take you share

From Emory boys! From Emory boys!

Chorus

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In years to come, when we’re a host

That’s spread abroad from coast to coast,

Stop. look, and listen! ‘Tis our boast:

We’re Emory Boys! We’re Emory boys!

Chorus

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA

1923

WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT (1905-?)

The Gold and Blue   Leave a comment

Glenn Memorial Church

Above:  Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, on the Campus of Emory University, Decatur, Georgia

Image in the Public Domain

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Dedicated to the Emory Boys

‘Neath a vaulted sky of sapphire,

Set in the sunlight’s gold,

Where the soughing pine trees whisper,

Weird tales and legends old;

In the very heart of Georgia,

‘Mid scenes most fair to see,

Stands our honored Alma Mater,

Our beloved Emory.

Chorus:

O Emory, fair Emory,

Thy loyal sons and true,

Thy colors bright, hail with delight,

Hail! Hail! The Gold and Blue.

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For her colors she has borrowed

The sunbeams’ golden light,

Placed it on a deep blue pennant

Filched from a starlit night;

And although afar we scatter,

In memory still we’ll view

The stately halls of Emory,

And hail the Gold and Blue.

Chorus

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA

1923

WRITTEN AT THE REQUEST OF RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT (1905-?)

Hush-a-Bye My Babies Two   Leave a comment

Owl

Above:  An Owl, Between 1900 and 1920

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/matpc/item/mpc2004004709/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-02384

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandmother wrote this text for her first two children, Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?) and Sarah Claiborne Barrett (1908-1954).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Hush-a-bye, my babies two,

Sleep while mother sings to you,

Softly, softly close your eyes,

Till the morning gilds the skies.

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In your tree a birdie sings

To the nestlings ‘neath her wings,

Chirping softly bids them sleep

In their drowsy cradle deep.

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Asks an owl in grave surprise,

Whose are these wide-open eyes?

Only baby owls should be

‘Wake this time of night, you see.

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Ere long fairy folk will come,

Trooping from their woodland home.

Then may friendly mortals soon

Watch them dance beneath moon.

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But such sights are not for you,

Not tonight, my babies two;

The Sandman has closed your eyes,

Taking you quite by surprise.

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Soon in Dreamland you will be,

There perchance you’ll meet with me;

There I soon shall follow you,

Sweetly sleep, my babies two.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

CORNELIA, GEORGIA

1910

When Baby Goes to Slumbertown   Leave a comment

Songs from a Parsonage Kitchen

Above:  The Title Page of Songs From a Parsonage Kitchen

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandmother wrote this for her firstborn son, Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 COMMON ERA

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When Baby goes to Slumbertown,

He takes the Dreamland ferry,

With smile and coo, and laughter too,

And dimples sweet and merry.

Chorus:

O bye, O bye, O baby boy,

O bye, O baby dear,

O close your eyes, my bonny lad,

For Slumbertown is near.

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The captain is his mother dear,

The boat, her rocking chair,

Away they go with naught to fear,

In weather foul or fair.

Chorus

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When near the port of Slumbertown

His eyelids heavy grow,

For none may enter Slumbertown,

With open eyes, you know.

Chorus

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Slower and slower rocks the boat,

O’er the water still and deep,

And anchors soon at Slumbertown,

For the Baby’s fast asleep.

Chorus

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

PALMETTO, GEORGIA

1905

Lullaby   Leave a comment

Songs from a Parsonage Kitchen

Above:  The Title Page of Songs From a Parsonage Kitchen

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Written for Randolph, & Long Used to Put Him to Sleep

Hush-a-bye, my baby,

Close your eyes in sleep.

Mother watches near thee–

Sleep, my baby, sleep.

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Hush-a-bye, my baby,

Softly, sweetly sleep

While the white-robed angels

Loving vigils keep.

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Over thee, my darling,

Snowy wings they spread;

Though unseen they’re ever

Round they cradle-bed.

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Best of all our Father

Sleepless watch doth keep;

Day and night he guards thee;

Sleep, my baby, sleep.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

PALMETTO, GEORGIA

1905