Tuesday, April 19, 2005

the work shirt

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The farmer retired over 20 years ago, and the dairy herd was sold off. His son stayed and continued to plant corn and soybeans each season, squeezing out a living on the land. When the developers started to buy up land the farm was finally sold. The family stayed for awhile and then made plans to move on. The young farmer sold the hay that filled the barn, working all day to load the bales on the hay wagon. In the heat of the day he hung his work shirt on the line.....and never returned.

7 comments:

Sidney said...

Great picture and sad story.

Juli said...

Just discovered both of your sites and have added them to my blogroll. I love the photographs and details provided.

Chris B said...

The picture is interesting, but it would be much less so without the poetic description. The combination is very compelling.

Stephen said...

Love the picture and story! Also great job on the new layout! It looks so much better than your old one.

Zanne said...

OH Stephen - HA HA...This is my 3rd template! The original one only allowed for very small photos, the second one allowed larger photos, but was boring, a real snoozer. I am looking into getting a specially designed template, but this will suffice for now. Thanks for the kind comments and thanks to my regular readers, all 13 of you! - Suzanne

pilgrim said...

The image is very striking because of it simplicity, very strong...and the story really adds emotion.
P.S: it seems I'm against the stream with my comment on the template change :)

raul said...

nice picture and story