There have been a couple of changes to bend of bay magazine. One new item dates back about twenty years. The speaker may or may not still be alive, but the church is still there although it has since been renovated and expanded. The renovation would no doubt break the heart of the speaker, but I don’t think she would be surprised. Read the story to figure out why.
The church in the story was a picture perfect colonial church that held perhaps twenty pews divided by a center aisle. The renovation has transformed it into something resembling a warehouse. But at the time of the story, that development was, well, about twenty years in the future.