The Things You Find in Church!

Workers building a new sound booth in the choir loft of our church found this today after pulling up some floorboards…

Yes, it’s an empty pouch of Beech-Nut chewing tobacco, valued at 10¢. Clearly someone was doing something they were not supposed to be doing.

Here’s the odd part. The tax stamp clearly dates the tobacco from 1910. Yet St. John’s was not built until 1924. Does chewing tobacco keep that long? And who would use 14-year-old chew? And did St. John’s ever put spittoons in the choir loft?