Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Cross and the Water Tower

You all know that Sherri and I are from Illinois. Well, I was reading about a book called The Cross and the Water Tower. It is a children's book, and takes place in Wauconda, IL in 1989. It is based on a true story about how atheists pressed the courts to take the Christmas cross off the water tower, and how the villagers protested the removal by putting up crosses of their own. I have only read the summary, not the book, and I am already inspired, and proud of my fellow Illinoisans. Apparently we can do more than elect lousy governors (George Ryan, Rod Blagojevich). We can do some things right! Yaaay Illinois! Wooo Hooo! I. am. from. Illinois. (And so is Sherri). I have never been so proud to be born and bred in Illinois as I was to read this story. Please click on the title of this post if you want to see their website.


katdish said...

Wow. That's pretty awesome. Maybe we can get Sky Mall to donate one of their Nativity Scenes...

WV: candabla

"Despite the protests of the town atheists, the town square was adorned with Christmas lights and the little church on the square was all aglow up with candles. They even pulled out the fancy "candabla" and put it at the front of the church."

Annie K said...

Hmmmmm.....I will have to check out that book. Sounds interesting!

Sherri said...

I'll have to check this out!

Always remember Helen, although our recent governers were pretty pathetic,


Illinoisan's rule, other states drool!