Welcome To My World

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I am a proud grandfather of three beautiful girls.

This picture is from September in 2006.

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.          

A few print copies of my book are still available.  I have published a Kindle version as well. Click on the above link for ordering information.

Two of my photos were selected for a 2017 exhibit celebrating Nebraska's 150th anniversary of our state's admission to the union.  These images also appeared in a book published by the Omaha World Herald.  
I took this photo several years ago south of Gibbon, Nebraska.
It was featured in the 2018 Nebraska Tourism Calendar.

Looking For A Program?
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  pylodet@gmail.com

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

A.  My Creations

B.  Work of Others

I am a Freemason, a past worshipful master, and a member of  the York Rite as well.  That means I should be addressed as:

 The Reverend
 Worshipful Brother
Sir Knight
 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
 "L. Pylodet."
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.