Cade’s Cove Methodist Church
In 1902 carpenter/pastor, John D. McCampbell built the pretty white frame structure which became the Cades Cove Methodist church. The buildings two front door design was common in the 1800's in the Smokies and elsewhere. Generally a two front door design allowed men to enter and sit on one side of the chapel and women and children on the other. Some churches even had a divider in the middle of the chapel. However, the Cades Cove's Methodist congregation was more relaxed and sat where they pleased. This is much like Tennessee huh?! Here to enjoy the ride, less interested in trite rituals which diminish life's pleasure. I personally enjoy picking on my hubby as he sits next to me during the service.
It's like my Granddaddy put it this morning, when he's down and out, he's ready to announce that he's ready for a mountain pick-me-up. And that just what I was looking for yesterday.
Later.... some paintings too.