Last Wednesday the demolition crew tore down the "Old Red Church" on the corner of 200 West and Main in Hyrum. I have had a really hard time digesting the fact that my church is gone and in it's place is a pile of rubble. This is the church house that I was blessed in and where I went as a little girl. I have vivid memories of being a Sunbeam in one of the upstairs classrooms making snowflakes with Sister Crookston. I remember sitting in the primary room as my mom (serving as the primary president at the time) did spotlights on all of the primary kids, the chapel where my sisters and I sang "Faith" and "Where Love is" at my older brothers farewell and welcome home. This is also the church house where both of my children were blessed. This building was full of unique characteristics and had a charm that will never be replaced. I realize that it was expensive to maintain and that it wasn't handicap accessible but it really breaks my heart to know that it is gone. Hyrum will not be the same without this impressive landmark and nothing will ever be able to replace it. I have a couple of the bricks that I will cherish as a memento.
So much for my photo shoot location. :( I am so glad that I got these priceless pictures while the building was still standing.
I am married to the most wonderful husband in the whole world. I'm the mother to two beautiful children, Conner 14, and Courtney 9 and a step-mom to Wes 23. I work full time for a construction company and when I have any spare time I enjoy scrapbooking, 4 wheeling, camping and spending time with my family.