Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA

What's new? (Home)
Search this site
Official Twp. Site
About Charlestown
 Index to Gov't Info
 General Info
 The early days
 Photo Albums
Surplus & Needs
Neighborhood links
About this site
 People are saying..
 Our purpose
 About us
 Techie stuff

Established June 2, 1997
by citizens for citizens


March 16, 1998

Website of the Week
Daily Local News
August 13, 1997
A beautiful part of southeastern Pennsylvania
Fans of the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies

Kids Stuff Official Minutes Meeting Calendar Spcl Events Calendar GV Forum Neighbors of Note Neighborhood Issues Neighborhood News

Next Page
Previous Page
Richard S. MacNamee
Abode of the hermit
"Abode of the hermit"


Pictures from Memory's Wall
p. 8


The pupils who there so reluctantly studied,

   The teacher who taught us with patience and skill,

Have scattered, alas, to return again, never, -

   But the joys of those school-days remain with us still.


Close by, on the hill-top, still sits an old building,

   Surrounded by poplars, like sentinels grand,

Whose ivy-clad walls, like the tombstones around it,

   Are crumbling to ruin 'neath Time's heavy hand;


Where Mennonites, sore and deep-scarred by oppression,

   Despised and reviled in their home o'er the deep,

Found refuge from storm and erected their altar; -

   Their turmoils now ended, in peace here they sleep.


Here, screened from the world, its enticements, enchantments,

   Full meekly, devoutly, at worship they sat;

But dwindled their number; the building abandoned,

   Soon furnished a home for the owl and the bat.



Next Page
Previous Page
Richard S. MacNamee

Home      Site Overview

Site development, maintenance and funding by Township resident Jacob D. Merriwether.
Hosting by PLH Worldgroup Communications, Inc.