Earliest Memories

By on March 20, 2018 in News & Musings

My parents were custodians at Zion when Reverend Martin was there.  It was probably 1920-1925 or so.  My parents were Anna and Carl Nelson.  We lived just across the street.

I once asked mother how she could find time to dust and clean when I was a baby and she replied, ”Oh, you just took your nap in the pew.”  Later in life my brother Edward and I would jump from the back of one pew to another to see how far we could go before losing our balance and before our mother would catch us!

As we got older we were expected to help.  The chairs at Zion were stacked in the corners until Sunday when they were pulled out for different classes.  My bother Ed and I each got a nickel a Sunday for stacking the chairs back in the corner. 

At the ice cream socials they would line up tables in the yard and they would  scoop the ice cream in the basement and hand it up through the basement window to be placed on the table and then sold. 

I am now 97 and have very fond memories of Zion.

Vicki Mohn, previously Victoria Nelson

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