One of Motor Man’s sisters is very interested in local history, has researched it extensively and has, most likely, taken pictures of every old building in our area.
A few years ago, she had a selection of her photos printed on canvas and framed, and they were featured in a showing at a local art gallery.
Some time back, the owners of a dairy farm in a neighboring county commissioned her to take a photo of the barn, so they could have it framed as a gift for their mother. At that time, she also had one printed on canvas and framed to keep for herself.
Last week, she gave it to me.
At the time the photo was taken, the exterior of the barn had just been painted with a scene featuring one of the farm’s Holsteins and her triplets (a rare occurence for dairy cows, I’m told).
If you’re a long-time reader (or friend or family), you know that this barn is located directly across the highway from my childhood home. That’s why my sister-in-law decided to give the picture to me. She said she knew that I saw the barn every day during my growing-up years.
Now this beautiful photo is hanging in our hallway, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have it.
Thanks, Carolyn, for the very special gift; just looking at it takes me back home.
~These Days Of Mine~