All my friends are in bar bands

Pictured above, Charlottesville monument to the 1st amendment, the freedom o’ speech wall (FOS).
I do not understand why the designers of this monument decided to use rough slate for a surface. The surface is terrible for any kind of work- text or illustration. The surface excels at grinding down pieces of chalk really quick, it is a gigantic stone hasp, it defeats rather than enables communication.

day of rest

moma bear, papa bear, baby bear
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Rev John D Attaway Pastor, Route 21, Old North State.
A Christ-centered, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled body of believers seeking to proclaim the Word of God to the 21st Century

(Dawn spotted these, papa bear, momma bear and baby bear. Was the building on the right the original church and over time with the growth of the congregation the physical plant has been added onto?)

The three bears were originally bachelors