Friday, November 5, 2010

It burned down!

Remember this post...the house and barn that used to be
my grandparents? The barn is now gone...accidentally burned down.
So very sad to me as it still had many goodies inside.

Do you also remember that it was right across from our church? Well...the siding on our fellowship hall is now all melted too.
{I hope to get a picture soon...hubs and I drove past the other night,
but it was dark and I didn't have my camera with me}
Our good friend who had purchased the property {and also
attends our church} was eventually going to tear it down,
but he did not intend for it to happen this way.

He was burning a little pile in front of the barn as he was
cleaning it out and he just walked a few feet away to get
something and that quick the wind must have changed
direction and saving the barn.

I am so so glad that I got pictures taken before this happened.
The house is still there, but the tree was also partially burned.
I was told you could see it for miles. I am sure it was just
like a tinder box with a hole in the roof , the end and the side
along with lots of stuff inside to make a hot, hot fire.

Can you believe that just moments before the fire started,
a lot of stuff had been moved from our youth building
and put in the house for storage??
So thankful that it didn't take the house too.
I now call our friend the *firebug*. lol.

Many sweet memories at that homestead...


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So sad Sandi, and I am so sorry... I am happy though that you got those wonderful photos, and nothing can ever take away your precious memories... xoxo Julie Marie

Lady Farmer said...

So sorry to hear about the barn! I know just how you feel ~ the barn on the property that was my grandparents (I grew up there) collapsed a couple of years ago. It really is sad to (not) see it when I drive by! But as Julie Marie said, there are still the memories!
And so glad no one was hurt and that the youth stuff was stored safely away. Every cloud has a silver lining!

vicki said...

Life can change in just a moment my friend - this is so true isn't it! Your photos are beautiful and even more special now~~


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a shame, Sandi! I'm so sorry that the lovely barn burned down. Good thing that nobody was injured.
Have a great weekend!

Roberta said...

So sad to hear about the beautiful old barn Sandi ~ and to think about the treasures inside...
Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

It's me said...

So sad Sandi !!it was a beautiful old building.......and a lot of memeory´s are gone sad......wishing you a lovely day.................warm hugs from me Ria...

A Cottage Muse said...

I agree with Julie will be holding those precious memories closer now! So sorry dear friend...(hugs) to you!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Sandi that is soooo sad !
I hate to hear of such history being gone in
a moment ~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so very sorry to hear about the fire. thank God no one was hurt. a small silver lining...right? I'm sorry for your loss.

June said...

I loved that barn Sandi. So I am sad to know it's gone. Thankful though that everything around it is still standing. I would have loved the door off the side that you showed here.

I just read about your challenge and wanted you to know that I will take that challenge. We need to bless the lives of others for the blessings that the Lord gives us everyday.
Love to you...

Custom Comforts said...

That is so sad. I know when I was young, my grandfather's barn burned down it was devastating to us. We had played in that barn all our growing up years and we had stabled our horses there for years. It was neighbor kids, smoking in the barn that was it's demise. I share your loss.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry sandi! I too am glad you got those pictures! ♥

Elyse said...

oh no. that's too bad but again, so good that no one was hurt.

on a lighter note ~ happy weekend ~ enjoy the extra hour!