The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16610   Message #156220
Posted By: catspaw49
31-Dec-99 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ode to Contentment -Shaker Trad
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ode to Contentment -Shaker Trad
Unforunately on of the Shaker's simple gifts was celibacy. All the stone that they used in building Pleasant Hill was quarried about 4 miles down in the pallisades of the Kentucky River. When Karen and I were there the first time, a guide was explaining the quarry work after just discussing celibacy. I couldn't keep my mouth shut of course and said, "Well, I know what they used to chisel it out.".......In the somewhat proper looking crowd, it got nary a laugh....and Karen was acting as though she didn't know me for some reason.