I thought you’d like to see one of the quaint buildings about 5 miles from here where Brian and I went to a book sale. Usually book sales are swamped around here and sadly this one at London Grove Friends wasn’t. Most of the books were $1 and I found some awesome ones, even a couple for my mom for Christmas. The place has a plant sale every year that is better attended. I posted on Facebook to give them some publicity.
Here is Ina parked outside the Kindergarten area.
It’s so sweet in there and I’d love to work there if I had enough credits (they need a teacher). It’s one of those places where you have a good vibe. From the internet only 33 kids (Quaker oriented-‘friends’) attend.
London Grove Meeting was settled in about 1724, although Friends had been worshipping in each other’s homes since 1714 when several Friends’ families settled in Marlborough. The home of John Smith was a regular venue. The first meeting house was built in 1724, and a larger one constructed in 1743. The present one is larger still, built in 1818. It is on Newark Road and Route 926, five miles west of Kennett Square. It was held by the Hicksite majority at the time of the separation in 1827. The Orthodox withdrew and met in a small house on lower ground about a quarter mile nearer the railroad station. [A Little Book of Information on the Particular Meetings composing Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (n.d.).]
Photo on the left is the London Grove burial ground and the ancient “Penn Oak”. It is a quercus alba, a white oak that provided shade once for William Penn when he ate lunch beneath it. [Norma Jacob, ed., Quaker Roots: The Story of Western Quarterly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1980), 23.]
I’m waiting on the store manager to tell me when to come in for training. I think it will be Tuesday or Wednesday. Then I have to shadow people as a trainee. Then I’m wondering after all that they won’t need me anymore? Staying positive. : )