by Faithful Friar
A couple of weeks ago, we had a bell workshop for two and a half days. Ringers joined us from Boston, Nantucket, and Washington, D.C. We have a number of new ringers that have recently joined. The following is a brief interview with our youngest bell ringer (11 years old).
Q- What made you want to ring bells?
A- It looked fun and I thought it was an opportunity a lot of kids don’t have.
Q- Was it what you were expecting it to be like?
A- No! It was a lot harder!
Q- What did it feel like?
A- It was scary at first. It’s not so much now. The first night, I went home and was so tired, I just crashed. My stomach and shoulder muscles were sore.
Q- What would you tell a friend who was thinking about ringing?
A- I would tell them to try it. It’s really fun!
Q- What’s the best part?
A- The best part is being with people. There are people of all different ages and they teach you all about the bells.