These are two old churches in Cartersville that have special meaning to my family. The first one is the Etowah Valley Baptist Church. My grandfather was one of the founders of this church in 1941. He served as a pastor here for many years and was a member until his death. He, my grandmother, one of my uncles, and one of my cousins are buried in the small cemetary behind the church. The second is Mt. View Church of God. This church is "up the mountain" from Etoway Valley Baptist Church. My mom and dad met at this church around 1952. My mom was about 14 at the time and my dad was 16. They married in 1954 when my mom wa 16 and dad was 18. They will be married 56 years in July.