Tuesday, September 25, 2007
This isn't my husbands grandparents farm, but it looks very much like it. My hub spent a lot of time on this farm as a young boy and early teen. He loved it there and thought pitching in and helping his grandparents out was great fun. He learned a lot about life and work ethics while helping out.
His grandfather passed on many years ago now, and his grandmother is about to celebrate her 90th birthday next month with a large open house at the local church she belongs too. This could be the last birthday she will have and everyone will be attending. She had 9 children and 6 of them are still alive. Out of those 9 children, she had at least 15 grandchildren and 20-some great grandchildren and approximately between 30 and 40 great-grandchildren.
The family farm will be auctioned off on November 3rd. She hasn't lived there in a number of years and it has been occupied by one of her sons, who is now ill and can no longer care for himself, let alone a farm. Everything must go by the end of this year. It is for the best, but still it is a sad event in the lives of the people who have farmed the land. I will have to get over there and take some photos for my hubs scrapbook!