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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     




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Roosevelt Festival



Speaking of the Elkins Forest Festival, the first one

was in 1938, when the great Franklin Delano

Roosevelt, President of the United States, was the

first Parade Marshal. There were about 125,000

 people there, the largest crowd in the history

of the Forest Festival. One hundred and twenty

 five thousand people in a town, with a normal

 population of about 8,000. Whew!!


The Forest Festival has been held every year since.

Normally, the Festival attracts about 30,000 year

after year. The reason for the record crowd in 1938

was FDR, who years later was voted the Number 1

 citizen of the 20 Century. Abraham Lincoln was

 the Number 1 citizen of the 19th Century, and

George Washington was the Number 1 citizen

of the 18th Century.


FDR was so loved and popular because he brought

 us out of the Great Depression and led us through

 the terrible years of World War II. God placed Mr.

Roosevelt in our history at the right time.

What a man! Tom Brokaw's book,

The Greatest Generation,

was about those of us who lived through

that era. I am proud to say I saw FDR.


We started out toward the festival and got within

 seven miles of Elkins, where it was held. The traffic

 was bumper to bumper all the way to Elkins. We

were stopped cold. Not a car moved. We were



Finally, everybody just shut off their motors

and walked the last seven miles into Elkins. Thousands

 and thousands of people walking, all to see Roosevelt.

When the festival was over, we walked the seven

miles back.

Whew! Roosevelt, What a Man!

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