Music: Waffle Memorial

When Mrs. Henry Ford was an apple-cheeked Michigan farm girl named Clara Bryant, she used to go on Sunday mornings to St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church in Detroit, accompanied by her grandfather who stoked the church fires, dusted the pews. First organist at St. Paul's was Sara Angelina Waffle, who on severe winter days had her old-fashioned pump organ pushed up next to the stove to prevent her fingers from becoming numb. Frequently in the course of a sermon Organist Waffle would sidle off her bench to put a stick of wood on the fire.

Sara Angeline Waffle pumped on...

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