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!


janeywan said...

Farm being auctioned oh so sad it can't be kept by a family member. Beautiful piece of ground.

Lori said...

It's a shame that there isn't any family who wants or is able to purchase the farm. Land is one of those precious things that makes one feel he is a part of this old earth. It's a lovely place.

JUST A MOM said...

HEY WHERE IS IT????? we are coming back just maybe , na but where is it?

hope your week is going good

Anonymous said...

I want to wish hubby's grandma a very happy birthday. I'm sorry you must auction the farm.


Oldqueen44 said...

What a nice post. This happened to a piece of property in our family a couple years ago. It is sad. You can only hope that the new owners will one day pass it on and it will start another families generational memories.