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Thursday, December 19, 2013

What Is Under The Ground You Walk On?

Years from now people may wonder what took place here. Here ,being the farm house surroundings on the ranch where John's cattle live. The grandson of the owner is planning to move in the house and he is
Tearing up Jack as the saying goes. He has ripped all the paneling out from the 70's when the house was built. The ceiling tile is gone. Well not gone, but  in the boat. Yes he moved that boat that John has given to several renters to the front of the house and is piling all the trash in it. He has a big piece of machinery digging a hole where he plans to put all this and burn it, then cover it over. I don't blame him as he will be heir or half heir someday. When the time comes he will have a nice place. The house is old and renters have not treated it nicely. He plans to completely rewire it, insulate, install sheetrock and paint inside and out, new cabinets, the works. Their first baby is due in February so with a full time job I don't know if he is going to meet the deadline he has set for himself. Years from now someone will be digging (perhaps to build a skyscraper) and dig up strange things that didn't burn and wonder what went on here. A skyscraper on the ranch? It could happen. My husband, Mel's grandmother's ranch is in the city of San Antonio now with every kind of business you can imagine. A place where she cooked on a wood stove, where we hunted for deer. A quiet peaceful ranch in the country that has come alive with the noise and hustle and bustle of city life.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

*big sigh* yes, sadly i can see the city swallowing up everything we know today.

jack69 said...

Yes, Paula you have a way of putting things in perspective. I think back to when we moved to the small town of Belmont, where I met Sherry, there was woods and land galore. NO ONE wanted on the river for heavens sake, so fishing shacks were there. NOW million dollar homes.
Yeah, you have a way o reminding me of life. Yep it is real and real fast sometimes....

Lynne said...

With everything he is doing to the current house, it is a wonder he just doesn't demo the entire thing and start over! Sounds like a lot of work and an aggressive schedule he has placed upon himself.

Paula said...

Lynne I don't think he intended to do so much but one thing called for another and so on. I have been reading your devotions and like them but haven't been able to comment.

TARYTERRE said...

That sounds like a lot of work. Hope things go according to schedule, sometimes life gets in the way.

Chatty Crone said...

You know you are right Pauline - I bet things will come up from the ground - probably in our back yard too - from the sink holes! sandie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....what a great nostalgic look back in time. To think....a ranch where you played, lived, ate...now all part of San Antonio. Again, wow.

Lucy said...

I think it would be interesting to be able to look down or up from wherever I am and I bet people that are digging things up would be surprised. Good luck to Johns relative on hitting the deadline, but it will be nice to have someone in there that cares. The 2 J's are so much alike it is almost scary.
BOHEMIAN TRAITS.

Lynne said...

Hey Paula, Thank you...no worries on the comment thing unless it is something I need to fix? I'm still trying to figure out blogger after all these years, LOL.

Leave It To Davis said...

Where I live now was a farm just twenty years ago. When we moved here, we were literally in the middle of nowhere. We could sit in our front yard and see for 10 miles....nothing around us....then the subdivision we live in caught on like wildfire....and they widened the road to four lanes...then five....and now there are shopping centers and businesses all around us. We did see a coyote pass in front of our car on the way to work yesterday....he was headed for church. I think he was going there to pray for us to all go back where we came from. lol