I have been invited by Elizabeth of TeandPaper to join the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. I met Elizabeth on Instagram earlier this year. She posts photos & stories, poetry, creative journals…she has inspired me!
What is the story behind this old house? Who lived here? Why is it abandoned? Here is how I imagine it.
The family came here generations ago, from Europe. They wanted a new life. They were left a tract of land by an uncle who was a Empire Loyalist supporter. He never married and it was left to his nephew.
They worked, oh so hard, clearing land for crops & pastures. It was back-breaking work. They had eight children who, when old enough, all worked the land along side their parents. Eventually they were able to build a fine house. You can see the bay from the upstairs window.
The family grew. The children grew up and married, and had family’s of their own. The community also grew. Times changed; industry came and changed they way things were done. Jobs moved to cities. The young people left to find employment. The old folks passed on and the family farm was forgotten.
Now this, once lovely house, sits on a hill, still overlooking the bay. It evokes all kinds of day dreams in those that take notice.
Today I would like to nominate my blogging friend Tracie over at Life in the Wylde West. This is her new blog…I’m so excited to see where she goes with this. Tracie is also my cosmic twin. Though we have never met, we have so many parallels in our lives, it’s almost scary (but in a good way of course). She is so very talented, photography, film-making, stories…I sure hope I’m not adding too much to her already busy life.
Thanks for visiting, until next time, Connie 😃