This Ole House

Friday off! Jan 25, 2013 021When I saw the road heading up this hill, like a kid,  I needed to follow.Friday off! Jan 25, 2013 017There sat an old house, propped up in places, but mostly falling to pieces.Friday off! Jan 25, 2013 027

I circled the yard.  It was too quiet. There should have been children and laughter.  Smoke should have been rolling from the fireplace. The hound dog should have been barking to alert them of my presence.

Friday off! Jan 25, 2013 019It made me homesick, though I’d never lived here.

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And as they say~ if these walls could talk, what stories they would tell.  I think my heart heard a few of them, as I stood there, daydreaming.

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This Old House” kept playing in my mind after we left that day.  I grew up listening to Stuart Hamblen,  so I must share . Happy Sunday ~♥

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51 Responses to This Ole House

  1. It definitely makes you think and wonder, doesn’t it?

  2. bulldogsturf says:

    I love to sit and wonder what stories come out of such buildings.. was it poverty, riches, were there lots of kids, where are they today.. is it a tragic story or a happy one… If only the walls could… I make up all sorts of stories that could be written around such an old building.. lovely photos…

  3. What wonderful shots. The possible stories just come bubbling to the surface when you look at them.

  4. hayley says:

    I love this sort of place, to explore, photograph, and ponder.

  5. You’ve awakened my imagination. Beautiful photos.

  6. I love the pictures especially the one with the outside wall and peering through the doorway!

  7. debdundas says:

    Nice post. Very evocative, and the pictures are lovely!

  8. Jeannette says:

    I always enjoy photos from your adventures on the road:) Reminds me of scenes we ran across many times on a road trip through the back roads of Montana many years ago. I would wonder who lived there? Were they homesteaders like my grandparents? So many stories now forgotten and just a shell of their lives remains. Thanks for sharing the great pics and memory joggers!

  9. “It made me homesick, though I’d never lived there.”

    What a perfect kind of home.

    And what a lovely blog to awaken to this morning. I love that the road called you to the home. I can’t listen to the song as I’m sitting in a cafe writing and forgot my headphones. 🙂 I’ll come back later to hear it.

  10. Espirational says:

    That brought back memories for me too. From an (almost) Oklahoma girl (I grew up on the KS, OK border) feeling a little homesick.

    • Isn’t it funny how that homesick feeling is bittersweet? We will claim you as an Oklahoma girl, if you’ll let us! I love exploring Kansas as well! When we lived in Joplin we would go on drives and end up in KS before we knew it! Happy Sunday ♥

  11. ly says:

    Hmmmm, one of those photos needs to be painted in watercolor. Love the old houses.

  12. Rusha Sams says:

    Love old houses, even the ones falling down. Thanks for the close-ups that show the worn wood.

  13. There are a lot of places like this in Montana and as we drive by I’m always wanting to stop to take pictures of them, but it’s not always easy to do that. I always wonder what the story is in these old buildings. The books I could write if I could know their history!

  14. artsifrtsy says:

    I love looking at old places like this. When I would go on a trip with my grandparents my grandpa would spot a house like this and tease me that it was my “dream house” – I have always looked at them and wondered about the lives lived in them.

  15. Beautiful photos! They remind me of an old barn I used to drive by. A rope was tied around it. The rope was tied to a tree to hold it up. It was like it was hugging it, giving it the strength to “keep it together.”

  16. amb says:

    What amazing photos! I especially love the one of the doorway 🙂

  17. Slapppshot says:

    I’m just gonna agree with the majority and say, ‘Wow…cool pics. Two standouts for me, the first and the last. The letter-box one I wanna hang somewhere 🙂

  18. I know that song, too, and it makes me nostalgic! I love coming across these old houses and snooping a bit. This one reminds me of the “remains” of my grandmother’s one-room school house in a little Mississippi town I once walked very gingerly crept through. It was almost haunting, yet special, to think that she had once been a little girl in that ramshackle building. I really enjoyed this post. It brings some sweet thoughts to me.

  19. I love these pictures, Paula. That house surely has many, many memories. The first picture is wonderful. I want to ride a bike down that hill. I have This Old House playing as I write this. Thanks for sharing the link.

  20. This is an absolutely stunning post. Your words are poetry and incredibly beautiful! I can only imagine what the mystery of those walls hold! Thank you so much for letting everyone read your thoughts! : )

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