This image is from the church at Mount St. Scholastica Convent in Atchison, Kansas. It celebrates the life of Saint Anastasia. I've taken over 20,000 pictures of church art many of which are in web albums. Oh yes, my daughter is named Anastasia.
My parents had seven children. This picture was taken at Christmas in 1957.
Our extended family now numbers 45 with spouses, grandchildren,
and great grandchildren.
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In the past few years I've shared my pictures with several groups. Take a look at the pictures on this web site for a presentation preview. Call or e-mail me if interested: 402-465-4493 firstname.lastname@example.org
As of May 20, 2016 over 80% of my first edition books are in circulation. Click on the link above to learn more about this publication. I'm very grateful to the many folks who've bought the book and the positive comments that have come my way!
Two of my photos have been selected for an exhibit that celebrates the Sesquicentennial of our state's admission to the union. Click on headline to learn more. The two photos can be viewed in My Best Church Art Photos. However, you'll have to wait until the exhibit goes on tour to find out which ones they are.
From the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow, Nebraska
Click on this link to hear J. A. Hultman's composition
Check out my interest in the Good Shepherd here.
Some Of My Favorite Places
I am a Freemason, a past worshipful master, and a member of the York Rite as well. That means I should be addressed as:
Charles Wesley Leypoldt
However, Grandpa Chuck suits me just fine!
window above is from the United Methodist Church in Sterling, Nebraska
window on right is from St. James Episcopal in Fremont, Nebraska
Who/what is a pylodet?
In the 19th century a young man named Leypoldt left Germany and arrived in New York City where he found work as a bookseller. In 1859 he opened a bookstore in Philadelphia and later began to publish. In 1866 he and Henry Holt established the firm of Leypoldt and Holt which survives to this day under a different name. He also was a founder of the American Library Association. Frederick Leypoldt (1835-1884) wrote many books under his own name and under the pseudonym
Thus I have chosen to utilize this anagram in the 21st century digital world.
My logo photo (at top of page) is a rose from one of our flower gardens.