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The Baldwin School: Yesterday and Today

The Baldwin School, Yesterday and Today


Janice Clark
Clip 7—Camp meeting

JD: What do you mean you’d meet in Florida?

JC: We’d have something called camp meeting. That’s when--it’d be like a convention. It would happen in, during the summer months. Miss Rosetta would load up her little station wagon with those that wanted to go and she’d drive all the way to Florida.
I’ll never forget the first time I went. She took me, I wanted to go, and we got there that night. And before I could step out of the car, I got ready to step out of the car and this man said, “Don’t get out the car! Don’t get out of the car.” And I said, “Why not? We here,” you know. And he [gestures] did that in front of the door. “Well, what is he doing?” I looked down and he was killing a snake. I said, “Oh no, I don’t like Florida, I don’t like Florida. Take me back, take me back.”
But we had a ball. There were--well, the reason why they call it camp meeting is because we slept outside, you know, up under the tents and stuff like that. Oh it was nice. All these people from different Adventist churches, you know, and we just gathered there, you know. And they still do that right to this day, I think. I think they still do that. I haven’t heard too much about it but I think they still do it.