DECEMBER 7, 1941
THE STEEPLE AT THE CONGREGATIONAL UCC
HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS LATELY
Attention has been drawn to the re-roofing of the old slate-roofed Congregational Church at 100 E Broadway, Waukesha.
The raccoon editor has spent many happy moments in that steeple for purposes of regularly oiling the massive bell and just hanging out with the pigeons.
A few years ago on an excursion up the dusty steeple I gathered a large bag of pigeon droppings and enclosed a small zip-lock bag of them as additions to my fellow-members' Christmas cards.
These little mementos have been treasured by some of the recipients.
The verse attached to the bag, shown pictorially above, read as follows:
When that bell is tolled up yonder
Let our good deeds us acquit
We fall but keep on climbing
And we try to give a ----!