Saturday, January 30, 2016

This Old House.....

     Once a fine white farm house, now a falling down long neglected old place.  I can barely remember when this house was decent.  It just seemed an average farm house, some out buildings. There's a farmer who still uses the corn crib and pole barn.
 The roof is falling thru after so many years of  weather. I am surprised it is still standing with the winds we had the past two years. I like to think the reason it still stands is that it was built sturdy from the start.
  With the racking as it leans the windows have long ago broken. The  gable rosette is still visible .
 There might have been a back porch once.  There's a pile of old boards near this door.You can see the leaning toward the west.
 Even the trees are dying. Poison ivy grows on some of them. In the summer the yard will have queen Anne's lace and orange day lilies in abundance. This old house sits right on the corner of one our Tipton's secondary roads. When It does fall, I hope it  happens  in the night...it would be sad to see it go before our eyes. It could also be a bit scary. I imagine there's plenty of critters in there.
   Hey, the sun is out once again here and it's to be warmer, around 50 degrees....so I am going to get out of here and soak up some of this sunshine. Wishing all of you a great day. XO

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  1. I always find abandoned houses fascinating. You have to wonder about what the house was like when it was full of life, and why doesn't anyone live there anymore. -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, I always wonder why someone in authority did make the decision to sell the house to some...even cheaply so it would continue to have life. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. We drove by an old victorian style brick abandoned house this week and it made me sad. I always imagine what it was like back in it's glory days. I love old houses

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Cindy, I bet you know this old house...it's at the end of Sharpsville road. I think back to when there was 13 of us in a two bedroom house and I know mom would have loved this old place. I will always love Victorian houses...they are from a more glamorous time in our history. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  3. sometimes I think old abandoned house look like old abandoned people, vacant looks, weathered and scuffed up a bit but still a story to tell, lol,,its snowing here again,,,, we have lots of snow and yesterday it was freezing cold,

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    1. Laurie, As every old person has a story, I imagine every old house has one also. Will you please keep that snow up there. LOL. After our weather changes some time tomorrow evening...we may be in for storms. Hope not. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  4. Oh! What a bittersweet sight to see. I can just imagine it in its heyday, with babies crawling, people gathered and laughing, a girl going to a party craning her neck to try to see her best dress in a high-up mirror - and now falling to ruin! I hope when it does fall that someone does some architectural salvage and at least gets the rosette and a few boards to live on in a new design.

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    1. I think about ..how many families ever lived there and if it belongs to the original owners??? I hope one day to see the farmer who still uses the out buildings...to maybe get some history . Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  5. It's still a rather pretty place, what a shame to see it fall apart a bit at a time.

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    1. Janet, when I look at this house I could almost swear there's not one speck of paint left on it. Silvered boards only. The roof has fallen thru. I will try to watch it as it goes lower and lower. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  6. How wonderful it would be to see the old farm revitalized.

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    1. I truly do wish someone could have bought it while it had a chance to be brought back to life. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Wonder who owns it? I was thinking of all the good, old wood that's there. Yes, I bet that old house had a good life!

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    1. Linda, If I ever see the farmer who uses the out buildings, I will stop and ask about some of the old boards. It would be nice to make something from them. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  8. I have always wanted to stop and take pictures of that house. I am glad you did. I remember going by here when I was young on the way to Grandpa Hugh's house. Never saw anyone live there back then.

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    1. Kathy, Dick Joines told me once it was owned by two brothers...he never knew where they got to. I would love to salvage some of the old boards. So if I can ever see the farmer who uses the pole barn...I'll ask. Hope you are having a good day there and getting a walk in. I love you sweetheart, mommy

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  9. Good Morning, Susie!

    Aren't the graceful old houses, slowly swaying and melting into the ground, just some of the most beautifully sad things you know of? I love to think of the lives lived there---the day-to-day little happenings of tying little shoes and sizzling fried chicken and quiet moments as the children say their prayers. And what hung on the walls? Were there little framed, "Bless this House" or big poster-size Corvettes, shiny and new? Who WERE those people, and did their family dwindle, or move to a bright new home, easier to care for, and warmer and stout.

    They're all "Grandma houses" to me, for surely the third generation at least has graced these lovely old dwellings, with kids on pallets on weekends when Y'all Come has been answered by all the kin. I'm smiling to think of all the laughing and cooking and foot-stomping through that big old yard on Summer days.

    Stay well and warm,

    rachel

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    1. Rachel, This being an old farm house...I bet there was plenty of fried foods. It tickled me that you said pallets...I know that's a fold blanket for kids to play or lay on. We did that a lot growing up. I think of my old neighbor lady I had in town when I see this house. She lived in one similar, never had a thing hardly but her good faith.. I loved that old lady. She had a plaster sign on her walls that said " Cast your cares upon him , for he careth for you. " I know she is with God. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  10. It's still there because it has something to say, like "look at me and take my picture, imagine how beautiful I was and still am." I hope someone will find some material to use when it does have to go.

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    1. Peggy, I hope I can have a board or two. That would be enough to make a frame for a picture of the old place..Hope you are feeling well and not snowed in. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  11. I have always wanted to stop and take pictures of that house. I am glad you did. I remember going by here when I was young on the way to Grandpa Hugh's house. Never saw anyone live there back then.

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  12. I wish that Fixer Upper would restore that wonderful old farmhouse! I think I would cry if I drove by one day and it was nothing but a heap of boards.

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    1. Dewena, If they could have caught it sooner...there could have been something saved. The roof is gone and so you know the foundation as to be shot too.It will be so sad when it's totally gone. I fear that very thing for our Catholic Church in town. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you Kuni. I do remember it being white...but I do not remember ever seeing anyone living there. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  14. I love old houses. They all have a story to tell. I imagine them full of life and laughter. I wish Nicole Curtis could get ahold of it and redo it... bring it back to life. It deserves a second chance. It must be beautiful when the yard is full of flowers.

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    1. Kathy, Even as if looks now and the poison ivy on the trees.(that scares me)...the yard full of flowers is very pretty. I'll have to get a picture of that this summer. Hope you are dug out there in Pa. Bless you and Joe, xoxo,Susie

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  15. Isn't it sad to see those fine old houses fall into ruins? It is kind of heartbreaking. I always wonder whatever caused a building to be completely abandoned in the first place...did the owner die and leave no relatives to take care of it....or did someone run away with the mailman and leave all their worldly belongings behind (yes- I am a bit fanciful)...lol

    Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

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    1. Diana, I do always wonder ..why?...was there no one left in a family to take care of it..but then I think the county should step in and force a sale so it doesn't just fall down. There just seems there could be many more options, to try to save it.It's sad. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  16. Hi Susie....surprise...I can finally comment on your blog. I guess my complaint to Google was finally heard. Anyways, I love old houses and do wonder who lived there and why no one does now. On our way to church we pass an old abandoned house and barn....my thoughts always go back to who lived there and what happened. Have a good day....like those pictures, they would make a great painting for an artist.

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    1. Louise, So glad you can visit now. :):) I hope you are doing well. There is a good artist in our town, Connie Walpe....she paint this house when it was first abandoned...it had white paint on it then. The fellow that own our coffee shop bought that painting. I should ask his wife if she still has it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  17. So sad to see an abandoned farm house. We have one near us. xo Nellie

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    1. Nellie, I bet there's and old abandoned house in every county in every state. Now that I wrote this..I really would love to know. LOL. Blessings for a beautiful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

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  18. I'm so glad you took great photos of this old house. I love old houses and hate to see them tumble down. But at least we can get photos to share. Enjoy your weekend sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Diane, I know you have posted photos of old places there near you. They are so interesting. Hope your Sunday is a pretty day. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  19. Something about falling-down houses and old barns piques my interest!!
    I love to take photos of them.
    I always think that I should take photos year after year and perhaps have a "time-lapse" photo of such places.
    But who would even want to see them?
    Me!!
    Love these!!!

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    1. Jackie, It seems we all are curious as to why a home gets abandoned. When I see an old barn, I always think ...better to nail any old boards on it to save it...cause these new metal barns are nice but they lack character. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  20. This breaks my heart---we are so much alike. There was a cute little farmhouse near our lakehouse. I wanted to adopt it-make it pretty and livable again. Hubby liked the idea but it was off a a busy road...not so great for us with dogs. I still love to look ay it---yours looks much like mine! lol!

    Jane

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    1. Blondie, The really sad part is when we see it's demise on a daily basis. We have lived here almost 11 years and I have seem this old place just sink lower and lower...it still had it 's glass window when we first moved out here near it. Did anyone ever buy the farmhouse? Hope you are doing well have gotten to enjoy these great temperatures. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  21. I hate seeing old houses that have been neglected. If I won the lottery (won't happen because I don't play) I would fix us old derelict places.

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my latest post. I love that your daughter put a dandelion in a vase. Little touches are so important.

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    1. Carol, You made me laugh about the lottery. :):) I do hope whom ever won that big wad of money help there towns. You know I wish my daughter were little again...there's times I would love a dandelion bouquet. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  22. I always wonder about old abandoned houses like this.....how old it is and the history of it. There's a sense of beauty in old farm houses like this. And they can be fixed up with some hard work and care. Is it that old that it may fall soon? Great pics, Susie.

    love, ~Sheri

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  23. I bet at one time that was a beautiful old house. The story it could tell, I'm sure. Sad to see it in such decline.

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    1. Nancy, I would have loved seeing this old house in it's hey-days. For it to have lasted this long with no care, makes me think it was well built. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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