"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 5 June 2014

Petch House Destiny...it was written on the walls

 It's  perfect. Confirms my philosophy the answer is always there. You just  have  to watch for it and you'll know it the minute you see it

Petch House Wedding Chapel. 

The  house  was twin to a Chapel  (now in cottage country) 

It's completely wired.  Power  is nearby.

Weddings don't take long. Washrooms not required.  Flowers.  A pond. A wee bridge could easily  be built and a small gazebo for pictures. 

The  Senior's Centre . The  wedding procession .

Lovely entry to the Seniors Centre.  Balustraded deck  at the rear.

A grand room room full of light  and  gleam.  A great  new catering kitchen.

 Round tables. Comfortable chairs. 

The  Senior's Centre has  hosted many happy events  but the Petch House Wedding Chapel would surely make it the jewel in our crown. 

The simplest of weddings could be a romantic dream come true  and a home town memory for generations to come. 

The last wedding in my family was at the United Church .Two  grandchildren were christened wthere  in dresses I made for them. Meghan was first . She and Jamie  are Prom King and Queen at Dr. Williams High School graduation this year. 

The Church, adorned with Banners set against the dark lustre of old wood of the alter and  hanging from the gallery was beautiful and will always hold a place in our memory. 

Wedding pictures were at Fairey Lake in Newmarket. Tip-toeing carefully around goose crap .Waiting in a line-up.  Wedding guests waiting forever for the reception to begin. 

The Petch House relic wasn't even sitting at the side of Leslie Street then .  A year ago It wasn't restored on site  yet either.

It's been there since last September and now it's June. 

I defy anyone to come up with a better idea.

It's perfect. 

An ad  could be in the next edition of  both newspapers.  With an Offer to lease.

 Our master carpenter could be drawing plans. We built a bridge across the Mackenzie  Marsh. A  very fine gazebo  has  already been crafted in the hydro building .

If minds were put to it we  could be in business this week-end. 

Petch house  is complete.  Spick  and span and full of character awaiting  a new destiny. 

Waiting  ....and waiting ....  all  of  these months. 

What the hell is that about? 


Anonymous said...

Ah, you've been thinking about the weddings in Edwards' Gardens. Wonderful outdoors setting with plenty of locations for photo shoots. I see no reason why your idea should not at least be considered. From the lack of any report after the due date for ideas passed, I am assuming there were no others received.

Anonymous said...

I think at one stage Petch was considered too insignificant. All those dreams of high-ticket items drew the attention. Labs, Universities, Heritage Parks, etc etc. Perhaps now that a bit of reality has hit, such a plan as yours might merit attention. But don't count on it.

Anonymous said...

Love it Evelyn!