Friday, January 22, 2021

Weekend Roundup

 Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveller

Starts with "D"  
2. A Favorite
3.  DELIGHTFUL chosen by Tom

Starts with "D"
We'll take a road trip this round.

DEVIL DOG Road Arizona
I learned my lesson last week so I investigated this sign that I randomly took on one of our road trips to Las Vegas.

And WOW it turned out to be very interesting!

Olive Goddard was born in 1881 in New Orleans. As a young lady, she was taken with the Pentecostal Movement of 1901. They spoke in varies languages, but Goddard never did. A remarkable octogenarian known as “Madam Eve” would speak mumbled drivel for hours while prompt by the Spirit. No one seemed to know what was being said so Goddard decided to attend the Divinity School of Holy Ghost Bible College to try and decode the glossolalia gibberish. She got this idea to record Madam Eve and play the recording backwards. To her surprise, what was said was lucid American English. Her deduction was that the Holy Spirit spoke an inverted language.

In 1921, she bought property in the Arizona desert and started the Palindromic Church of God. Her sermons were transposed and she was skilled enough to understand the words in reverse. This ability steered her towards proclaiming herself a prophet. Only a minority of followers bought into her accusations of being a spiritualist. It wasn’t until 1939 when she was accepted by the Corps of Phenomenal Explorers, that she finally felt understood.

It was her critics who labeled her “Dr. God” and old-school evangelist, Vernon Forge who branded her “Prophetess of Devil Dog Road”. He campaigned against her “so-called” religious beliefs saying it was no more than satanic insinuations. She had a cabin on Devil Dog Road, but only used it as a divine sanctuary.


You can take the DINOSAUR Trail in DRUMHELLER Alberta

DOG Pub Williamsburg Virginia

Déjà Brew
A catchall for leftover beer, coffee, food, motels and whatever catches my fancy!

DOMINION Tavern and DUNN'S (for smoked meat!) Montreal QC


  1. Thanks for the info but Olive Godard sounds thoroughly boring. However, Devil Dog Drive sounds interesting. I wonder what the Devil Dog was? ...... sorry, don't feel obliged.

    1. I agree, Andrew, Olive does sound boring and weird. I think the Devil Dog is a play on her understanding someone speaking tongues as a devil. This article talks about her Palindromic Church of God hence the her name GOD - DOG.

      PS there is a Finnish rock band called Devil Dog Road.

  2. Interesting story about Olive Goddard.
    My Hubby can "mirror-watch" TV as when being young he repaired TVs as profession. I never get a clue.

    My PC refuses to show all the pics, or blogger is grumpy again....

  3. I also didn't see a pic of Devil Dog Rd in Ariz. But I enjoyed hearing about Ms.Goddard. With that surname she had to become religious!

  4. Really nice ""'s today. Now that you tell, I am glad to know the history of Devil Dog Road. I took the Evelyn Wood Speading course. Not only do we read in bunches from top to bottom but also from side to side, half a page ends up getting read backwards. All of our class started reading at a speaking speed but the human eye and mind are sooo very much faster.
    I especially liked the Dog Pub, it looks dog friendly, ready made for dogs tagging along.

  5. ...Olive Goddard's life sure is interesting story! DEVIL DOG Road is a great name. And DINOSAUR Trail in DRUMHELLER has a Tim Hortons. We missed the DELIGHTFUL DOG Pub in Williamsburg Virginia when we were there. But we had something to eat at DUNN'S in Ottawa. Thanks Jackie for this DELIGHTFUL post.

  6. I love Devil Dogs, although not sure this road was named after them! Whoopie pies are similar and better, my opinion. We have wonderful bakery's here in New England, that make their own. I also love a palindrome, did you know that all this week is Palindrome Week? Today 1-23-21 reads the same forward and backwards. My daughters zip code is also one. I also have palindromic rheumatism, a form of RA. Have a great week, Jackie.

  7. My picture pick is the Dominion, it has the "I've been here a long time, come try me" look.
    Thanks for the DEVIL DOG Road story, I loved reading it.

  8. Great story and I love the name of that pub. Have a great week ahead.


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