Thursday, July 17, 2008

Greekin' Deacons

Make Acolytin' Averys! He looks so serious next to his doofus father.
That's not my usual surplice (which looks more like this one). But it was hot, so I wasn't going for the more opaque heavy linen (which my long-suffering wife made for me).

This is a pic of my eldest son on his first day as an acolyte. I should threaten to make an alliterative blog for him...

And just for kicks, here's a recent pic of the rest of the family.


Yes, that's seersucker. You can take a boy out of the South, but you can't take the south out of the boy. The Heat Will Rise Again!!!

6 comments:

Viola said...

Absolutely wonderful pictures Chris. Thank you so much for posting them. And I like the seersucker.

Mac said...

My first suit was seersucker--necessary in the days when males 11and over wore a suit to Sunday services in un-air conditioned churches year round because, well, "its Sunday." Especially necessary when you walked to and from church.

Where does one find such attire these days? And do you have the obligatory panama hat that became part of the ensemble at 16?

Chris said...

Viola - Thanks!

Mac - Seersucker can be purchased at Brooks Bros for an ungodly amount. I got mine at Value City for about $50! No panama hat or white shoes...yet.

Bill Crawford said...

you are such a geek! that you have crossed right over into cool.

Great family photos. When my dad lived in bermuda I cracked a joke about the bermuda shorts in church thing. He said, "It's 80 degrees and you are wearing a black suit, whose goofy?"

I still had a good chuckle. I mean a pink jacket and tie with calf length socks with a fringe? Of course I was sweating bullets...

Anonymous said...

Seersucker may be the uniform of a "small-town Southern man" (there's a song in that somewhere), but you now have a Yankee son. You need to set a proper example for him. Which means a polo shirt (sans undershirt), jeans, and sneakers at church.

Cradle Calvinst (I happen to be a Southerner by birth and "border trash" by "nurture background")

Presbyman said...

You have a beautiful family, Chris. Thank you for sharing these photos.

Five children!!! That would be a good number even for a Mormon family, but Protestant????? Wow. ;-)