October 18, 2012

For Whom Does the Bell Toll?



A Photographic Story of Victory

in the




Carolyn Cornell Holland

Curtis Franks

and witness Daniel Omatick

Curt and Dan assisted Carolyn in climbing 85 feet up the ladder to the bell tower of Wesley United Methodist Church in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

The bell is neat, they agreed, examining it.

But Frank was distracted…his real intent is to dispose of the Carolyn, the pastor’s wife. Where is she?

He spots her in the corner. Where, oh where, can I find a weapon? He looks down…What a find! What a perfect weapon this is to do Carolyn in.

Boy, am I lucky I discovered this bell gong. I hope it isn’t too heavy. But then, I’m a strong man. Nothing defeats me. The adrenalin rush in the heat of the moment always pulls me through. At long last, I can get her. Now, where is she?

The fight is on…I have met the enemy and she is mine! All I have to do is raise that gong enough to get the back of her head.  At long last I can get her. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time.

“Careful Dan,” Carolyn yells out during the scuffle with Frank. “We wouldn’t want you to become the next bell tower ‘gong’ victim!”

Suddenly Carolyn flipped Frank. “And he thought he was going to ‘gong’ me out,” Carolyn told Dan as she pulled on the bell rope to ring the bell, announcing her victory.

“Look where he ended up. Oh, my…oh, my…”

Wait a minute. What happened?!? HELLLLP!!!!!!!

The moral of the story?

Don’t attempt to ‘gong’ your pastor’s wife…or for whom will the bell really toll?

The end.



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  1. LOL

    Comment by Joan — October 22, 2012 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  2. Yes indeed, she is the mild mannered pastors wife—-possessing super human strength, having defeated the great Curt Franks and spoiling his wicked plans!!

    Comment by Daniel J. Omatick — October 22, 2012 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  3. I take it this was all in fun, and no one really got hurt? Julia E. Torockio

    Comment by Julia E. Torockio — November 5, 2012 @ 8:11 pm | Reply

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