Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mountain Ringing Weekend - Hendersonville!!

Kathryn Tucker, Joy Franklin, Derek Wilsden, Don Johnes,
Sally Cook and Bill Buckner celebrate Joy's first quarter peal rung inside.
Congratulations, Joy!

The Atlanta and Marietta ringers joined forces with the Hendersonville, NC ringers for a weekend (15-17 August 2008) of ringing and social fun, including training and quarter peal attempts.

Hendersonville, NC
St. James
Sunday, 17 August 2008
1260 Plain Bob Doubles
1. Sally Cook
2. Joy Franklin
3. Derek Wilsden (c)
4. Kathryn Tucker
5. Bill Buckner
6. Don Johnes
First quarter peal inside: 2
Rung in honor of the 30th anniversary of the installation of the bells.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quarter peal in memoriam

Before regular Monday night practice on August 11, six ringers gathered to ring a quarter peal in memory of Mark Phillips' father, who died recently. Thanks go to Sally Karkula for organizing the quarter and making sure that everyone showed up on time! Also, thanks to Diane Campion not only for stepping in as a replacement for Mary Platt, who was injured in a running accident, but for providing the photo above.
As ringers, we do what we do for the pure love of the ringing, for the intellectual challenge and to provide a service to our church. But the other aspect of ringing is the sense of community and closeness we have as a group, and the knowledge that, in the end, we always "have each other's backs", as those goofy kids say today!

Marietta, GA
St. James' Church
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008
1260 PB Doubles in 39 minutes

1. Sally Karkula
2. Kathryn E Tucker (c)
3. Diane K Campion
4. Derek J Wilsden
5. Charley Heilker
6. Alice Gough Heilker

Rung in memory of Major William Marcus Phillips Jr. , USAF (Ret.), father of Mark Phillips, a fellow ringer.