My friend Cathy messaged me yesterday:
“Hey do the soldiers at Ebenezer have wreaths for Christmas?”
I said no, and look what she did yesterday? Isn’t that awesome?
I also thought I should mention we did have a licensed structural engineer have an initial look at the church ruin. No it was not paid for by the A.M.E. Church, but they do have the report. There are certain steps that need to be taken to stabilize the ruin, but they need to give permission before anything happens. They have had the report for weeks I am told, but have not responded to further contact by anyone which is disappointing.
Sadly, I find the ignoring caring people sadly predictable behavior. It seems to be what they do and not just in the case of Ebenezer.
But the church has never disavowed ownership of Ebenezer (well they can’t an be telling the truth can they?) and as per what I have been told that they actually do bear responsibility here no matter what.
We now have volunteers who care and if we keep up a schedule we can keep the graves cleaned up. We are hoping to get someone to use the equipment like was used at Duffy’s Cut to comprehensively map out the graveyard.
It is Christmas Eve and time for all of us to be with loved ones. Remember the old souls at Ebenezer A.M.E. in your prayers and thoughts.
Stay dry on this very rainy Christmas Eve and thanks for stopping by!