REV. LUTHER C. PIERCE
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I am REV. LUTHER C. PIERCE, a retired United Church of Christ pastor living in Gainesville in north central Florida. I served churches in Connecticut, Florida and Massachusetts, and was Executive Secretary of the Greater Miami (FL) Council of Churches back in the 60's. In early life, I grew up in Brooklyn, Connecticut, a life to which I returned in 1946 with a new bride, a gift from the military since I met her while stationed near Dothan, Alabama. My love affair with Frances continues 63 years later. We became busy, raising a family of four sons while I worked in my fatherís poultry hatchery business. In high school. I had thought about an engineering career and learning to fly. WW II disrupted the first thought, but I did learn to fly. Youíll learn more about that in the first poem I post below.
Thanks for looking (and that photo is NOT current!)
An autobiographical poem
Every life knows its struggles,
As a boy, I enjoyed going to church,
As a boy, I loved airplanes,
I see it as the struggle of my loves.
Both loves continued into adulthood.
Early adulthood found me at home,
I became a pilot, and enjoyed
There came the day that Pastor Jim
Sadly, gradually, I left airplanes behind
Flying days are far behind me now,
Retirement age came some
My struggle is long over.
My 1956 F35 Bonanza
Monroe Congregational Church, UCC