Glenn F. Chesnut: some recent photos (through Summer 2005). Look also under the common misspellings and variants of his name: Glenn Chesnut / Glen F. Chesnut / Glen Chesnut / Glenn F. Chestnut / Glenn Chestnut / Glen F. Chestnut / Glen Chestnut / Glenn C., South Bend

Glenn Chesnut and granddaughter Gabi


  Glenn Chesnut with his three-year-old granddaughter Gabi at
her home in Mooresville, Indiana (just outside Indianapolis).
 



Glenn Chesnut and his granddaughter Eila


  Glenn F. Chesnut with his three-year-old granddaughter Eila. They are sitting at the big table in Glenn and Sue's dining room, at their home in South Bend, Indiana. Behind them is a long connecting room, with a bay window over on one side made up of French doors, that has been turned into a sort of family room.  



Glenn F. Chesnut a.k.a. Glenn F. Chestnut a.k.a. Glenn Chestnut at home in South Bend, Indiana


  You can see more of the dining room here, with a china cabinet over on the right, and immediately to its left, a little desk that Glenn Chesnut used as a small child in Louisville. The family room with its fireplace is behind him.  



Glenn Chesnut a.k.a. Glen Chesnut a.k.a. Glen Chestnut, with twelve-string guitar, at home in South Bend, Indiana


  Glenn F. Chesnut with his twelve-string guitar,
sitting on his favorite chair in the living room of his home
on Parkovash Avenue in South Bend, Indiana.
 



Glenn F. Chesnut a.k.a. Glenn Chestnut a.k.a. Glen F. Chestnut (far right) and Steve Cox (far left) in Fairmount, Indiana


  Steve Louise Cox's annual Backyard Bash at their home in Fairmount, Indiana, in the summer of 2004. The musicians are singing a hot gospel tune to entertain the crowd. All four of them are pastors, of different denominations.

Glenn Chesnut on the far right (who has borrowed Steve's new electric guitar) is a United Methodist minister. Pam at the mike (in the center) is a Free Methodist preacher. Sister Neese with the black guitar (standing in back of the others) has her own little church in Marion, Indiana -- a wonderful, spirit-filled place -- and Steve Cox (on the far left with the acoustic guitar) is also a pastor there. As Sister Neese says at every service, "Let God be God. And let God's people be God's people."

For more about Steve, see his Serenity Corner website. And also see Steve's material there on one of the good old timers, Frank D. "Fritz" Ellifritz, the man who meant so much to him.

 



Glenn Chesnut a.k.a. Glen Chesnut a.k.a. Glenn Chestnut with guitar in Fairmount, Indiana


  Glenn F. Chesnut stopping to muse between tunes.  



Glenn Chesnut at Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, Kentucky, in 2004


  Under a pavilion at Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, Kentucky, in the summer of 2004. Glenn Chesnut is sitting in back, playing his twelve-string guitar. You can see a bow and fiddle over on the left.

It is a week of folk music and traditional music of all sorts. In particular, there are a lot of Irish jigs and Appalachian mountain fiddle tunes. People perform (and take lessons on) a variety of instruments, including hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, banjo, fiddle, Irish harp, and Native American flute. Glenn's wife Sue was there with her autoharp.
 



Glenn and Sue Chesnut's trailer


  The next summer, in 2005, Glenn and Sue bought a trailer and traveled to two music festivals. The trailer is set up here at the Mountain Laurel Music Festival in southeastern Pennsylvania, where the world autoharp championship is decided every year.  



Glenn Chesnut at Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown, Kentucky, the next summer in 2005


  They traveled from there to Kentucky Music Week in Bardstown,
Kentucky. Glenn F. Chesnut is sitting outside the trailer here.
 
Search also under the common misspellings and variants of Glenn F. Chesnut's name: Glenn Chesnut / Glen F. Chesnut
Glen Chesnut / Glenn F. Chestnut / Glenn Chestnut / Glen F. Chestnut / Glen Chestnut / Glenn C., South Bend

Glenn Chesnut at Gethsemani Abbey


  On the way back to South Bend, they stopped to visit Gethsemani Abbey, which is near Bardstown. This is the Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton lived and wrote.

Glenn Chesnut was primarily interested however in trying to find out what he could about the annual weekend spiritual retreats which were held there for many years by Ralph Pfau (the Indianapolis priest who wrote the Golden Books under the name of "Father John Doe"). He was able to talk with an elderly monk who had entered the monastery in 1943 and remembered Father Ralph quite well.
 



Glenn Chesnut at his computer, summer of 2005


  This is Glenn F. Chesnut sitting at his computer in his study at the back of the house on Parkovash Avenue, in the summer of 2005. This is where he has written his books over the past fifteen years.  



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