My Home Place: My how it's changed!
In May, 2012 I fortuitously drove by my farm and the house I grew up in. I'd sold it and the barn when Dad died in 1979. It's passed through several hands since then. That day in May if was changing hands again; the former owner and the realtor were there doing some final cleaning up and allowed me to look around, which I hadn't done in years. The outside of the house looks much as it did except probably painted better. The inside has changed a LOT. Small rooms have been combined, the kitchen has been modernized, the bathroom has been moved and upgraded. And the barn is way different; someone had plans for the barn which I don't understand, but they did keep it up in far better shape than a lot of the barns of that era. So for anyone else who remembers that farmstead then, here's what it was in 2012.Read More