Sunday, October 18, 2009

Old buildings

These are images I grew up with; both of these buildings are on my father's property.

The first is the barn where he stored hay and where the horses and ponies stayed when I was young.

The second is used now for storage but it once was an old cannery, and thus a place of employment for many women in the early 1900s.


  1. My grandmother and her sisters used to work in a "canning factory" (Grandma's term) when they were young. Since they lived in Lithia, I assume it was one within walking distance of their home. I always wondered what a cannery might look like; thanks for posting a picture.

  2. You are blessed to live in a part of the country that has some respect for the past - there is no past in the large cities.

  3. Old barns and buildings are interesting. I'm sure they could tell many stories.

  4. Becky, isn't there a cannery still in operation somewhere around Glade Hill? I think Amy Hanek wrote about it.

    I love those old buildings. I am dying to get inside one of those old general stores that are all boarded up. I'd PAY if someone would let me in!

  5. Anita, your blog is such a breath of fresh air. I love old barns. I miss mine so much. I used to sit in my horse's stall and talk to him for hours. One of our cats had kittens in the tack room, and I'd sit in there and play with them too. It was my favorite part of my childhood home.


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