Wednesday proved to be quite a full and busy day but one filled with special memories. My mother and I joined the Roskos family on a trip to Rome, PA to visit the museum of famous songwriter Philip P. Bliss.
On the long way there, Mom and I had a grand time listening to our iPod, singing, and talking. By the time we arrived, we were ready to get out and walk around (as you can tell, we’re not big travelers! :) ). Before heading to the museum, both our families ate at a very quaint and adorable restaurant. Since it was absolutely gorgeous outside and we could all use some exercise and fresh air, we decided to take a stroll along the river.
At the museum, I was in complete amazement with the life and testimony of P.P.Bliss. What an incredible man. God had blessed him with a talent and he had used if for God’s honor and glory. I learned alot of important facts as well as unimportant. I didn’t realize that he had written 303 hymns (song of his songs include It is Well, Almost Persuaded, Hold the Fort, Jesus Loves Even Me) and had 541 of his songs published or that he built his parents a home for only $300 and a cow!! Ha! Even though he and his wife lived but a short time (they both died in their thirties due to a train wreck) and left behind two young sons, their testimony and godly legacy continues to live on to this day! May God be praised!
WARNING: We took alot of pics! :)
Outside the restaurant
April, me, and Anne before our stroll along the river
What can I say? Boys will be boys!
Anne found a special landmark called “Anne’s Place”!
Both April and I were thrilled to play on one of Bliss’ pumping pianos! It would be a workout for the legs on a Sunday morning, for sure! :)
Many of his songbooks!
Mom and I standing at his grave sight
The little ones: Rebekka