posted on Nov, 5 2017 @ 02:52 PM
When I visited the farm that my mother grew up on there was acres and acres of fields with crops growing, barns that look like they were built one
thousand years ago, plus the farmhouses and outbuildings. Looking at the Google maps of the area now I see hundreds of houses built next to each
other which is part of the reason the country is going down the toilet. Too many people living on land that could feed us instead.
Living along the Texas gulf coast, I knew that the next hurricane would be devastating with all the houses, Wal-Marts, and everything else taking up
clear land that could possibly absorb more of the rain. Harvey is proof of that.
I'm happy that you appreciated my effort in sharing those photos with you. As I don't have any of the addresses it took me half a day of going
through very slow moving Google maps to find them.
Night Star -
Thank you for your kind replies. The farmhouse used to be much better looking than it was in the photo provided.
It's sad that is not there anymore as I also missed the little things about it. Outside the dining room on the top of a pole was a cast iron bell to
ring in case there was a fire. Hopefully, neighbors would hear it and respond. The water pump outside the kitchen was played with many times as we
kids acted like we were old-timey farmers and that was the only water we could get.
Like with your house, nothing remains the same for long. Not being able to experience the houses and the world like it once was is as bad as having
your favorite teddy bear stolen.