Song: "The Little Church"

The cover of the album contains a photo of Ottawa Street North in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I guess the photo would have been taken about 1955. If it was a Sunday, then I might have been inside the little church building on the right in a Sunday School class. So much of my childhood pulsed around this little church with the strict dogmatic beliefs that thrived in this congregation. I was related to half the people in the church. I was taught that life wasn't worth living if it was outside this protected enclave of believers. Satan controlled the world and my mother always reminded me that "We are only IN the world - we are not OF this world." To say that my eventual awakening was rude is a vast understatement. None-the-less, I survived and a quote from St. Paul in the King James Version Bible puts it well: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child but, when I became a man, I put away childish things."

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