Barn Charm – And More On Mrs. E.

For Barn Charm this week, I’m sharing more photos of the barn that you caught a glimpse of on my Friday’s Fences  post last week.

This is the barn at Mrs. E’s old homeplace. When I see this barnyard, I remember a rainy day several years ago, when Mrs. E’s dog, Chip, was out and refusing to come back inside.

(A little background: Chip came into Mrs. E’s life as an abused little pup, and she nursed him back to health. Years later, Mrs. E. had survived all the members of her immediate family, and caring for Chip became her main focus in life.)

Back to the barnyard story: Mrs. E. was convinced that Chip was ill, and probably wouldn’t live through the day.  So she and I were out in the pouring rain, trying to persuade him to come back in the house. She didn’t want me to attempt to pick him up, for fear he would bite me. And she wasn’t in physical condition to lift him.

Finally, we somehow managed to get Chip back inside (food was probably involved).  The three of us were completely soaked. Chip lived several more years, as did Mrs. E.  She and I laughed many times at the memory of that rainy day in the barnyard.

Linking up to Barn Charm.


24 responses to “Barn Charm – And More On Mrs. E.

  1. I love the story behind your ‘barn charm’ today. Nice memory.

  2. Poor Chip – and poor Mrs. E and you getting soaked trying to get Chip to cooperate! Cute story and “homey” looking barn with a lot of memories for you.

    Pam (and Sam)

  3. love the side view. (:

  4. The best part of the story for me is your last line.

  5. What a great story and a neat barn!

  6. Sweet memory shared in a lovely place!

  7. Thanks for sharing Chip’s story with HIS barn!

  8. What a nice memory….love this old barn too! Thanks for sharing the story

  9. Mrs. E. definitely thought of Chip as her ‘other’ child. They had many happy years together.

  10. itsallaboutpurple

    oh i love when there is a story attached. i adore the barn!!

  11. It’s a sweet old barn Dianna. It doesn’t look in too bad of shape, maybe a bit wonky 🙂 Oh yeah I can see you out there in the rain trying to help Mrs. E and Chip!

  12. It’s funny how places hold onto found memories. Sweet story.

  13. awww. glad chip was okay after all. 🙂

  14. A good story … And a barn that really fits the property. I only saw Chip a few times, but I know he was faithful and well cared for …

  15. I’m glad Chip made it a few more years…great story, Dianna! And nice barn, too.

  16. A very charming barn with even more charming memories!

  17. Great ol barn! The things we do for our loved ones, family, pets or otherwise! LoL!

    Thank you for joining =)

  18. Cute story. 🙂

  19. I loved your story behind the barn. It is such a dear little barn. I am wondering if the area on this side of the barn is the chicken house. The windows look like ones in chicken houses…..i.e.ours. Nice shot. genie

  20. We’ll do anything for our pets, even risking a bite, won’t we? 🙂 MJ

  21. Charming barn, for sure! Sweet story too!

  22. Great story and a lovely old barn!

  23. Loved the story. I’m glad Mrs. E had Chip to keep her company! You are a sweet friend for helping her! Love the barn, too. It’s wonderful!

  24. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I love your story of Mrs. E. and Chip. I am sure she was a special lady.

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