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Memories of Oakland, page 5

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One thing that used to interest me about these corners was a big sow dragging her hindquarters around, as she was afflicted with 'kidney worm', and was not able to make the rear portion of her anatomy go on foot as the front end did. I wondered why some one did not turn over her helpless portion before the hide was all worn off.

Turning to the left at King's Tavern onto Oak Street we soon arrived at the old M. E. Church which stood about where the more modern one stands. A thousand memories of that old church are still fresh in my mind. It was here we gathered at 9:30 o'clock to attend Sabbath School every Sunday morning. D. R. Brandt was the first Superintendent that I knew. Others succeeded him down to the time S. L. Townshend assumed that position who tediously stuttered through the chapter in the Bible, the prayer, etc., in opening the exercises. Mr. Townshend was a sincere Christian man, but could talk faster with his pen than with his tongue. After Sabbath School we had a ten minute intermission. Then came preaching which we always attended.

Mr. Huddleson was the first preacher that I can recall. He was an old man, who delivered his sermons in a loud and rapid manner. Mr. Forthman came next as Pastor, who commenced his services in


Thomas J. Brandt


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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