If the Walls Could Talk photo series 17-20
I've made hundreds of images over the years of old abandoned homesteads, houses and barns. I am intrigued, not just by the buildings, but by the lives of the people who may have lived and worked in them. I often imagine a story, a scenario of what might have been inside these crumbling walls, giving breath once again to the people who called it home. These are my stories, brief glimpses into the past. Continuation of series, images 17-20.
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Biggest fear in the summer besides rattlesnakes and the well runnin’ dry is prairie fire. Many a lightnin’ strike the cause of a farmer’s ruin.
If the Walls Could Talk series # 17
Brother sleeps in the barn most nights when the weather’s agreeable. It’s the night sounds, he says. Swishing of tails, snorts and sighs of the animals. Gives him peace.
If the Walls Could Talk series # 18
Our family church was built by my great-grandparents as a testament to their faith. I was eight years of age in 1915 when my Uncle Jose Raphael died and was buried beneath the floor boards of our little chapel. Fifty of our immediate family have been buried here since the church was built in 1878. He is the last. There is room for no more.
Note: This is the true story of the Cordova family, Southern Colorado
If the Walls Could Talk series #19
He traveled to Colorado to stake a claim on a homestead. Went back to Iowa to claim her as Wife. She is made of sturdy stock, he thinks. She will do.
If The Walls Could Talk series #20
To Be Continued...
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