I drove out in the country yesterday. Around here, the country means unpaved switchback, curvy, twisty roads with plunge-to-your-death dropoffs right off the road. Guard rails? Puh-leeze! No such thing. What makes me go out there? My family goes back in these West Virginia hills 200 years. My great-grandfather’s farm is a couple miles from here. You drive out this unpaved crazy road, ford a river (and I mean FORD a river, there’s no bridge) and there it is, hundreds of acres of family history. On up the road is my great-great-grandfather’s farm, and his house is still standing. None of this property is in my family anymore. I drive out there looking for For Sale signs, dreaming about taking back a piece of my roots. Maybe I will…….
I want a barn of my own. You? What do you have a hankering for in your secret heart of hearts?
Cheryl S. says:
A library room in my house, shelves filled with books. And a padded window seat so I can read them all in comfort. 🙂
On November 8, 2006 at 9:14 am
Great picture again today……and hope that one day you can get your own barn, and nothing would be so great as getting it on a part of your heritage…… 🙂
Oh Cheryl S. that sounds like a great wish……..a library room…….I can just visualize it…….. 🙂
On November 8, 2006 at 10:28 am
I want to move closer to my grandchildren.
On November 8, 2006 at 2:21 pm
Tori Lennox says:
I used to have a dream of buying the old family farm here in Arkansas, too. Now it’s being subdivided. *sigh*
I would love a big library in my house, too! Lord knows I have plenty of books for one. 🙂
And a media room with one of those honking big 60″ plasma HDTVs! Heaven!
On November 8, 2006 at 2:53 pm
I actually have the same dream. I want to buy back the family farm. 🙂
On November 8, 2006 at 4:13 pm
Oh, Cheryl described my dream exactly :yes:
On November 8, 2006 at 6:23 pm
Toni Anderson says:
A beach house somewhere warm… Is that too much to ask?
On November 9, 2006 at 12:13 pm