Friday, April 6, 2007

gone




Gone is the barn, just a bare patch of dirt where it once was...

The house is next, the porch is already torn off. The house will have disappeared, too, the next time we pass by here.

Our first neighbors lived here, Robert and Asta. Now someone has bought the old homeplace and are tearing down the old buildings, dividing up the land into lots.

Progress.

Moving on.

Out with the old, in with the new.

sigh

~photos of Mealer homeplace summer 2006

6 comments:

Motherkitty said...

"Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts."
-- Gerald O'Hara, Gone With The Wind, 1939

susan said...

MK - this is so funny. I actually looked up that quote this morning, thought about using it in My Other Blog, but didn't... we are on the same wavelength once again!
Have a great weekend!

~susan
~patchwork reflections
~memories in a jar

Sandy said...

I love looking at old homesteads and wondering about the old inhabitants and their families and how happy they were and I can almost imagine the children out playing in the yard.

The house is now vacant and too old to save...a new generation has arrived to start living on this same land all over again. But this time many families will be enjoying this same land.

jellyhead said...

I'd feel sad, too.

I hope the new neighbours are wonderful people who renew the land with their own energy and friendliness.

kaliblue said...

It is hard to see something so familiar and hold special memories, become demolished and then something new built on it. I hope that the new owners can someday appreciate it all. Have a wonderful Easter:-).

Anonymous said...

Susan,

Thank you these pictures mean so much to me, the ones I have are not as good.

D.W.