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IN GOD WE TRUST

Prayer has been a vital force in the

growth and development of the U.S. 

George Washington was first to

recognize our dependence upon God

when he said, "It is impossible to rightly

govern a nation without God and the Bible.

The First Baptist Church in America is the First Baptist Church of Providence, RI also known as First Baptist Meetinghouse, 75 North Main Street, Providence, RI.

 


Rhode Island is rich in history; including, but not limited to housing the oldest Baptist Church congregation in the United States.  This congregation was founded in Providence, Rhode Island by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.



 

Roger Williams named Providence in honor of "God's merciful Providence".  In 1638 Roger Williams and approximately eleven others met at the Seekonk River to baptize one another.

 

 

 

 

Providence, Rhode Island hosts "Waterfires".  If you search the web, you will see how awesome and exciting it is to be at one.  Paul, Constance, Michael, and Paul's sister, Donna, enjoyed an evening in Providence at the "Waterfires" on July 17, 2010.

Newport, RI was known for being the city of "Summer White Houses" during the administrations of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.  Some claim the first Catholic mass in Rhode Island was in Newport around 1781.  On September 12, 1953, St. Mary's Parish, 70 Church St., Newport, RI was the place to be.  It is here where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis wed. 

 

 

Hammersmith Farm, Newport, RI

 

 

The two pictures below are of Hammersmith Farm.  This shingled Victorian Mansion was built for John W. Auchincloss in 1887, the Great Grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy's stepfather.  Jacqueline's mother was married to an Auchincloss and this was a childhood home to Jacqueline Bouvier.  Unfortunately this property is no longer open to the  public, it is now a private residence.

George Washington, our first President, spent time in Rhode Island.

 

It is my understanding that George Washington visited RI at least four times.  Washington's first visit, was in Newport RI in 1756 when he stopped for a day or so on his way from New York to Boston.  At the time, he held the rank of Colonel in the Virginia militia, which apparently took place on his twenty-fourth birthday.

     Jamestown, RI

    Beavertail Lighthouse

If you are in the area of Mystic, Connecticut, stop in for fantastic pizza at the Mystic Pizza II.  Mystic Pizza is well known for the namesake movie, however, they should be known for their pizza too!! Outstanding!!!!!  The picture below is of Donna Nonnenmacher (Constance's sister-in-law), Constance and Paula (Constance's sister).  Donna and Paula are always helping me in numerous ways.  Paula and Donna, thank you for ALL that you do.

 

 

 Hernando County, FL

Weeki Wachee River

Swimming with the manatees in the river has such an inspirational sensation.  There is an awesome feeling of grace present when one of these magnificant creatures swim by.
Uncle Cappy is a great Uncle.  He has a 26' off shore boat for Charter Fishing, and a boat for flats and bass fishing (Always Fishing Guide Service).  He shares his canoe with us. (Truth, we use it more than him because he usually has a charter).  Paul and Michael Nonnenmacher are shown in this picture.
Constance Nonnenmacher (owner of Jesus Pin, Inc.) and sister, Paula Farley, stand in front of Saint Mary's Parish in Newport, RI.  After John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis wed at this church in 1953, they proceeded to Hammersmith Farm, for their receiption.  Hammersmith Farm is a shingled Victorian Mansion built for John W. Auchincloss in 1887 (the great grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy's Stepfather).  Jacqueline's mother was married to an Auchincloss.  Jacqueline considered this home her childhood home, spending a lot of time here, especially during the Summers.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Weeki Wachee, FL

 

West Coast of Florida, in the Tampa Bay Area:



Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is known as "The City of Mermaids and Florida's Only Natural Spring Family Park"  This park features a Mermaid attraction (mermaids who entertain in an underwater theater), the Wilderness River Cruise as well as Buccaneer Bay Water Park.  At Buccaneer you can enjoy a variety of water slides, and a beach.  The water remains a consistent temperature of 74 degrees year round.  We usually put our canoe in at Rogers Park and head up stream towards Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.  It is approximately 9 miles and just beautiful scenery.  As you can see from the pictures, the water is so clear.  We usually see at least one manatee along our trip.  There are numerous areas where you can pull the boat over and swim.  We have been enjoying this river for many years and so far, haven't seen an alligator.