In the days before radios, cell phones and satellite technology, the Bull Moose came about as a necessity.
In the year she was 9-years-old, she filled her apron time and again that spring with dirt and carried it to the top of what is known as Great Rock.
It is a testament to a man who so loved the church, that he bought it in 1940.
After 40 years, it was a trip that helped him heal. Like many soldiers, Aldrich never talked much about what he saw, what he felt or the close calls he had. Ten years after that journey, he wrote Soldiering Yesterday, about his Army experiences – all the three years and 14 days he spent in the military.