Part two – Talk Given by Bobby Waid, Mayor of Fincastle

In Part two of our video interview series with Bobby Waid, Mayor of Fincastle, Bobby starts telling about the church organist, Viola Painter, and of her custom of leaving the church at the end on one hour (often before the final hymn) to be sure to arrive over at the Presbyterian Church on time for their Sunday service.

He also tells a funny story about his attempt to be a lay reader, and his poor pronunciation of the Biblical names….And he explains about how they heated the church, back in the day.

About VA History Exchange

I moved to Asheville, NC last September and have found some wonderful new opportunities for teaching, researching, and learning. I'm training to be a tour guide at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, teaching classes at a senior center (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - at UNC-A) and developing a digital archive for Sweet Briar College, recirculating some of the excellent articles that have been published in alumnae magazines from decades ago. So much to do!
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