Posts Tagged ‘bodiem’

Village Chapel

Posted: December 10, 2010 in Uncategorized
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On the little road that led from the junction of the church road and the village road, on the way to Mae’s house, there is a chapel much like this one. A simple little chapel where you could see the cross through a barred off entrance. It wasn’t meant to be like a church where you stepped in, knelt down to pray and where a priest would preside. Instead, it was a little wayside chapel so that you could remember to stop and pray on your way to somewhere else. A ltitle whitewashed chapel. I loved to stop and stare inside it as if expecting something miraculous to happen. What I didn’t realize at that time is that the miracles were all around. In the kindness of the people I saw each day, my grandmother, my family, my friends, the fields, the animals, every single little thing. I hope that the chapel in Bodiem still stands where it used to.

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Bodiem House – Side View

Posted: September 19, 2010 in Uncategorized
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If you were looking at Mae’s house from the side, the same side where the other Lobo’s house is located, this is what it would look like in it’s dilapidated condition. When we visited there as youngsters, it was in fine condition. It is sad to see it in this way but also a good memory. This photo is provided by Roar Kneppen.

My father always wanted to get there after retirement and fix up the house and live in it.  Unfortunately, he had to consider others and therefore did not see it through. What would our lives have been like, had he followed his dream?

Mae never had the money to deal with renos and after she died, Santan didn’t manage either.  I hope that by now, someone who cares has taken it into their hands to do something with this property.