Bell Captain: Chiming in with Walter DuMelle of St. James by-the-Sea Church in La Jolla
By Corey Levitan Opera La Jolla
Auguast 22, 2018
As he ascends a three-story wrought-iron staircase up the northwest corner
of the tower, Walter DuMelle points out the empty square holes in the
center of each of the three floors he passes.
“I’ve always wondered what those are for,” he says.
The Quasimodo comparison is irresistible not to apply to the person who
climbs to the belfry whenever the bells stop chiming at St. James by-the-
Sea Episcopal Church at 743 Prospect St. DuMelle, 52, smiles at the
reference, hunches over and proclaims, in a big, booming voice: “Walk this way!”
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