The second picture is my Dad's Cradle Roll Certificate, same church but a year earlier. He was born January 14, 1930 and his is dated January 21 of '30. This certificate has much more vibrant colors, reds, blues. greens and golds. There are garlands, flower borders and emblems and a picture of Jesus surrounded by children. My Dad's certificate is also signed by Mrs. Bryant and Mr. Hiter.
Both of these were given to me after my Grandmothers passed away. They were kept in with other papers and things which has kept the colors unfaded through the years. One of my brothers made the matching frames for these using old poplar boards and I have them hanging in my living room. I love them and am so glad to have the pair of them.
This is a picture of the church, Mt. Zion Baptist. It was founded in 1836 and the part you see in the picture was built in 1856. There are newer additions on the back. Buried in the cemetery are both sets of my grandparents, 3 sets of great-grandparents, numerous Aunts and Uncles and my Mom who passed away in 2003. Today I live within sight of the church and everyday one of my walks with my dog is around the church.