I am just painfully late on the whole “Shakespeare’s church is crumbling” story, and for that I apologize. I’ve seen it, many times, but circumstances haven’t allowed me to give it the attention it deserves. Quite honestly if I stop to think about it, it makes me sad. It’s not like Shakespeare is buried in the Sistine Chapel or Westminster Abbey or something. This is just a little church that happens to be a big part of history, and it’s falling apart. This USA Today story finally got my attention because it has a plan for doing something and not just saying “Oh woe are we, we need about a zillion dollars or the poor building is going to collapse around poor Shakespeare’s bones.” Apparently the Friends of Shakespeare’s Churchthey’re trying out the slogan “adopt a gargoyle”. I’m disappointed that the story does not explain what exactly that means. Do I get a picture of my gargoyle? A plaque with my name on it? Something? Anybody have more information on the story? Places to send money, and so on? The Friends link above takes you to the central organization that’s doing all the money raising.