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Tim Schenck is an Episcopal priest, husband to Bryna, father to Benedict and Zachary, and \x34master\x34 to Delilah (about 50 in dog years). Since 2009 I've been the rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Mass. (on the ...
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Tim Schenck is an Episcopal priest, husband to Bryna, father to Benedict and Zachary, and \x34master\x34 to Delilah (about 50 in dog years). Since 2009 I've been the rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Mass. (on the South Shore of Boston). I've also served parishes in Maryland and New York. When I'm not tending to my parish, hanging out with my family, or writing, I can usually be found drinking good coffee -- not that drinking coffee and these other activities are mutually exclusive. I hope you'll visit my website at www.frtim.com to find out more about me, read some excerpts from my book \x34What Size are God's Shoes: Kids, Chaos & the Spiritual Life\x34 (Morehouse, 2008), and check out some recent sermons.
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There is a lamp in Wildwood House that was known as the Lincoln Drapery Lamp. It was said that the curtains in the Ford Theater where Lincoln was shot were draped similarly to the molds in the base of this lamp.









Molded and Pressed Pattern Glass is highly collectible. It is interesting to try to identify all the patterns in a collection. The Morton James Public Library is a great place to start your research. For instance there is a lamp in Wildwood House that was known as the Lincoln Drapery Lamp. It was said that the curtains in the Ford Theater where Lincoln was shot were draped similarly to the molds in the base of this lamp.



















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But in the book by D&R Miller that same lamp is recognized as the Coolidge Drape. The original name was Bellevue.



 



 



During the summer of 1923 the Vice President and his family vacationed at Plymouth Notch. In the middle of the night Coolidge was told of Pres. Harding’s sudden death. Since the old Coolidge home had no electricity Coolidge was sworn into office by his Father, a Justice of the Peace, by the light of an oil lamp.



 



 



This pattern glass lamp along with more than 50 other pieces including crystal will be on display in the Parlors and Dining Room of the Ware Family home at Wildwood Historic Center during Arbor Day Weekend. Hours will be 9-5 on Sat. and 12-5 on Sun. for this display exhibit.

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