Sunday, February 26, 2023

Andy's Angles: More Mary


I got dragged, kicking and screaming, into the social media world several years ago.

Few posts generated more interest and emotion than one from Monday, February 20.  I was in Edwardsville, doing a follow up on the fire that destroyed the former St. Hedwig's church.  As Charlie Skinner said on the old HBO series, "The Newsroom," sometimes, things fall right in to your lap.

As photographer Tim and I spoke with former parishioners, there was unexpected activity on the Meyers Street.  Several neighborhood residents pleaded with the borough to save the Mary statue.  They did.

Tim and I watched as it was sliced from its base, straps applied, and lifted to safety.

Sometimes, there is a glimmer of hope in an awful situation.