A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Mather Pew End
The pew end topped with this finial was given to Trinity College by the Church Club of Cleveland at the time of its 60th anniversary, to honor William Mather. He was a Trinity graduate, a leading citizen of Cleveland and a founder of the club. The carving shows Mather reading from one of the many volumes filled with the writings of his Mather forebearers. (They were biggies in the Puritan times . . . you can check out Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather.)
Mather once said that his ancestors were the kind of people who, on arriving in this country, "fell upon their knees and then upon the aborigines." I wish I came up with that line . . .