Friday, January 30, 2009

Abandoned House in the Big Woods


The abandoned house in our woods is becoming legend. It reminds me of the formerly much talked about vine. The house is a popular destination on Sunday afternoons. The boys go with their father with thermoses of hot chocolate and homemade trail mix. They bring home newspaper bits from its broken windows, bits of milkglass and hardware, and pieces of things they take apart searching for clues into the past. This house looms large in their imaginations and their explanations of its history and former occupants are as wild and overgrown as the house's landscape. Finally, they brought me pictures.
Here it is: The Abandoned House.