One of the projects I’m working on that I haven’t yet mentioned on the blog is my reorganizing and changing up the look of our home office. It’s a disaster. I’ll talk about that in another post. In the process, I started going through old pictures, and I came across this picture of a barn filled with beautiful Burley tobacco. The Burley tobacco leaf kept my family supported and warm when I was a little girl. Perhaps I am romanticizing tobacco, but I remember the excitement of getting the check and going to settle up our grocery account at Cunningham’s Store.
At some point in the past 15-20 years, I took this picture.
Now, I cannot find the barn. I’ve lost a barn!! My sister, Pat, and my cousin, Terri, drove around all night Thursday “in our heads” hunting this barn. I’m sure we passed each other a hundred times until we pulled off and fell asleep. We think there is a possibility it is the very barn that I posted about last week (here), but I’m not sure. The picture below which was in the the previous post is the front of the barn.
So…the above picture is the front of the barn. Here is the back side of the barn. I ran down and took these early this morning. If it is the same barn, there has been a shed added.
I was certain until I started comparing the pictures. Now I’m not certain at all. I think these are two different barns.
Here’s another view…
Would you mind sharing this post with everyone you know? Surely we can find this barn. It has to be in the Mendota/Gate City/Rich Valley/Walnut Grove area. Here it is again…
On another note…it is 70 degrees today in January! Can you believe that? My dear girl Gracie loves to roll around in dead stuff and she was stinking. It was a nice day to bathe her.
Just before her bath…she took one last roll and stretched.
And yes, that is a wet dog lying on my couch. It just happened.