Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Memories Out of the Ruins

Someone was happy there once.
My Grandmother

When I was a kid, every time we passed an abandoned farmstead, my grandmother would always say, "Someone was happy there once."   I always liked to imagine kids playing in the yard, or folks sitting on the porch.  As an adult, I can see what a positive spin Grandma put on what was a sad situation.  Obviously, the farmstead was in decay, the house collapsing on itself, and nothing but empty prairies around it.  Yet, Grandma chose to concentrate on what it had meant to someone.  I like that.


  1. I love the symmetry of this building, I would definitely had stopped to photograph this! Fantastic weathering on those boards. I like that quote, it makes you think.