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Thursday, June 11, 2009





This rocker has fulfilled it's destiny. In the early part of the 20th century, it rocked babies to sleep...sat on a front porch greeting visitors that walked by, gave rest after a day of tending the fields. It's time has now passed.

The old room in which it is spending it's last days was someone's pride and joy at one time. I can count 4 or 5 different layers of paint from beige to the blue buttermilk paint being the last layer. Different colors...different owners...or just a change of heart?

16 comments:

Dani said...

WOW! This is awesome!

Roderckdhu said...

Dan - I have read your entries over at one minute writer and clicked across on the link (can I come visit you in the castle with your relatives?). I have to say - wow. Great blog. I have just freely given you several hours of my life and will give you more with pleasure. Thanks!

...... Bobbi said...

Cool! This is such an interesting shot. You know me and old buildings, I love them. I already have a story bubbling around in my head.

I noticed you are featured over at Pictures, Poetry and Prose - I love that shot of your son in the water!

Heather said...

Fantastic - I can only imagine the memories that place holds. The many people who might have sat in that chair. I wonder why it was abandoned? The house seems long forgotten.

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dani!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Roderckdhu...
Thank you for the kind words and I am glad you enjoy the images. Welcome to the blog and stop back by anytime!...If I get in the castle...you are welcomed anytime!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi,
Thanks for the comment...I have not been over to PPP yet...I will drop by. Thanks for the heads up.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...
My guess would be that all theland around it has been bought up by the large commercial CON AGRA types and the original family just couldn't stay competitive. It is a shame.

Dan

gigi said...

This is just to cool! Now, you know you are GOOD!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks GiGi...
I think I am more lucky than good!

Dan

septembermom said...

Very cool, Dan! I see this as an interesting backdrop for a scene of a play about hard times at a farm. There's a "voice" to this room that could be utilized by the right perceptive author or playwright. Visually arresting shot!

Dan Felstead said...

Great Idea Septembermom!

It could be the scene of the grandson or granddaughter returning to see the family farm after spending years in the hectic New York City Wall Street world. He/she decides to stay and rebuild what is left and start a new life.

Dan

Jean said...

Seeing old homes and furniture like this makes me sad at first. Remembering their long history and the beauty that still shows, how I would love to save them all!

Dan Felstead said...

Jean,
Thanks for the comment and thanks for stopping by. Welcome to the blog!

Dan

The Muse said...

I am in love !

Dan Felstead said...

Muse,
I am sure that the past owners of this home were in love as well...now we can only dream of what their lives were like.

Dan