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Old 02-23-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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Yep. You can hear bells from a few churches in my part of Chicago.
same here.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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I know of at least 2 churches in Knoxville that chime on the 15 minutes. It's great for telling time without a watch.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I have lived in several places where a church bell tolled. I rather liked it. In particular, when I lived in NYC, we had a very active church across the road, and on Sundays, the bell chimed several times during the morning.

In fact, this new town I live in is probably the first in many years where I don't hear a bell and now that you brought it up, I realize I miss those bells.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:13 AM
 
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when I was a little kid, we lived on a farm about a mile and a half from a town. When the priest recieved word that a member of the parish had died, the bell would slowly toll (once for every year of his age)

I recall dad stopping the team of horses, to bow his head and count the number of tolls to determine the age of the person and guess who it was. We would find out later on the local radio station.

The slow tolling sound drifting through the woods and fields is forever etched in my memory.

It gave us a sense of community.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I found out that the sound of church bells ringing in my neighborhood was a recording of ringing church bells piped out over loud speakers. I guess my first clue should have been the absence of a bell tower!
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I found out that the sound of church bells ringing in my neighborhood was a recording of ringing church bells piped out over loud speakers. I guess my first clue should have been the absence of a bell tower!
LOL sorry but that's hilarious.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yes....many of you may find it hard to belive but church bells do ring in the concrete jungle that is the Bronx.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: IN
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My grandparents live across the street from a church that has bells that ring. This neighborhood is about 70-80 years old in the Kansas City metro area, and they have lived there for nearly 60 years.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have a view of a white steeple in the valley from my front porch, but I can't hear the bells (if they even ring).
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Nope, in some parts of Midland Michigan you can though ...
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