George knows how to make a lady feel like a lady. He kisses your hand and tells you how beautiful you are. He picks out something about your face and with all the dramatic flare a Greek accent can carry, he tells you "what a beeeautiful smile you have. It could light a thousand candles, that beautiful smile of yours!!!" He grabs your face in his hands and kisses your cheek. He LOVES children....
"Come to me, little ones, and tell me your names."..... "ZACHARY!!!...that name is Greek! It has deep Greek roots. You have an important name Zacharias!"...."Charlotte!! Your face is beautiful. Come let me touch it!"
I do believe he had a crush on my mother. I am pondering what I can get out of her with a promise of not showing this picture to my father! LOL My mother soon sang a different tune than the one she had been singing, which was "old letch!"....she saw a photo of George "in the day".....
Look closely...that man was gorgeous. Charlotte told her Daddy at dinner tonight, "Grandma thought Mr. George was a hunk!" I was cracking up. Now George is harmless and has a heart so pure he would not know what to do if propositioned...I am thinking Grandma is the letch!
The pews, the cobblestone flooring and each of the 10 Commandments carved and hanging on the wall. The stain glass is gorgeous. The front of the church has some beautiful details.
Look at this hand carved (by George, of course) pulpit. It really is breathtaking in person...all of it.
This is another of George's carvings. It is hanging above the front of the Chapel.This framed work of art is the Lord's Prayer cut out of paper. Very detailed.Just to the far left, outside the chapel, is a 7 foot carving of Moses and the 10 Commandments. It was one of George's first pieces in the huge display he has created.Other carvings up closer to George's home are this 6 foot face of Christ.......and the menagerie of animals...the detail does not show up, but it is amazing.
Back to the gift shop....I told the kids, "Maybe we will get something as a souvenir." Not hardly...these benches are $5000.00! Worth every penny, but I can only wish...Look at this Eagle....I put Zach in the picture so you could see the size of those wings! This was $5000.00 also!The chairs were only $1500.00.The kids also made friends with George's dogs. They were identical, so you could not tell them apart, and were both extremely friendly!Now remember how a 7 year old George promised to recreate "The Life of Christ" in sculptures? Well, he did it, and did it beautifully. Too much for one post, so I will be back tomorrow to share it with you. Be ready to be amazed!!!!The sign reads,