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Sunday Service | "Custer's Scalp" | Rev. Eugene "Woody" Widrick
Sunday Service | "Custer's Scalp" | Rev. Eugene "Woody" Widrick

Sun, Oct 09


First Parish Church

Sunday Service | "Custer's Scalp" | Rev. Eugene "Woody" Widrick

My family has some Sioux ancestry and we like to pretend that an ancestor rode at the Battle of the Little Big Horn when the 7th Cavalry was annihilated in 1876. I like to pretend that Custer's scalp was lifted by that ancestor. And some reality.

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First Parish Church, 7 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, USA

About the event

Rev. Eugene “Woody” Widrick had a Mennonite upbringing in rural NY, marked by a 9-year hospitalization for tuberculosis. He was first educated as a librarian and then as a minister. He, along with his wife Trudi and their 2 children, served in parishes in Connecticut, NH, South Africa and the Berkshires before settling in 1977 at The First Religious Society of Carlisle.  He remained there until he retired in 2001 and is minister emeritus still. His book “Leaving Belfort: The Memoir of Eugene R. ‘Woody’ Widrick” was published in 2019.

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