Thursday, August 20, 2009

Firday "My Town" Not-So Shoot Out Shoot Out

As all of the members of our shoot out gang know, I have handed over my crown to the GingerV in Brazil and ChefE in New Jersey. Gordon, in St. Augustine, took Reggie Girl's place when she left. They are all doing a great job!

I have not left...just taking a break because this is my busy season and I have a million things going. I requested that my name be removed from the Friday Shoot Out site because I know how it is to click on a site and find no Friday Shoot Out. With some 70 shooters, it can be time consuming.

But when I can, I participate. This week's assignment was "Interesting or Amusing Signs", chosen by Si in Exmore, VA. And since I saw this interesting and amusing sign, I had to stop and get off a click.

I have always admired this old house, located outside of Crisfield in a farming community. I never had time to shoot it until inspired by Si. As I was taking a photo, the owner of the farm came pulling in with his tractor and explained to me that someone in Berlin, MD had actually bought the house and was going to have it moved. The house was built in the early 1900's. Now, I really want to be there when they move that house! Berlin is a, "Good far piece." - as we used to say in Georgia - from its present location. So without further ado, here is my interesting and amusing sign:



I am glad this house is being saved. I hate to see anything or anyone die away and be forgotten.

"When and elder dies, it is as if an entire library has burned to the ground." ~ African saying

18 comments:

J9 said...

I like the humor in this, and I thank you for the quote, and it is absolutely correct!

Chef E said...

I love you.

I love that house.

I love that quote.

You rock!

~JarieLyn~ said...

For years, I have envisioned creating a photo book of old structures. This old house is just lovely and I found myself chuckling at your interesting sign. This is awesome. I'm glad you took the time to get a click in.

Lew said...

I love the scenes like this, but I would not want to live there! A friend of my Dad bought a house that was going to be demolished, took it apart, moved it board by board to his land and rebuilt it.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Patty, so you have abdicated from the throne!! :-) I totally know how it is to be so busy that you can not keep up. As you can tell I have not posted in almost 3 weeks, the summer just gobbled up my time and blogging had to be shelfed for the time being. But this week school is back in session, the younger ones are gone for most of the morning and I am finding a few moments to call my own once again. It feels great to be visiting every one. I am not at all "up" on the latest Friday Shoot out news, nor the themes, etc. I hope to get around to many of them this weekend though and see what is new. Loved your amusing sign and the old house. But the quote, now that was my favorite. I am going to copy it and hang it in my kitchen where several such quotes hang so that I can see them all the time! Hope all is well with you, other then the busy hectic hours of the summer days. Sending a thought and a hug your way from here, Debby

Butler and Bagman said...

Okay, so it is not part of the shoot-out. And it is one picture instead of many. But if this is the way you take a break, I'd love to see what you could do if you actually participated!

Sarah Lulu said...

Ohhhhhhh that photo is priceless!

The house and the sign ...just magic.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Nice! Glad for the save!
I'm taking a break from the shoot out as well.

REDLAN said...

Thanks for sharing the old house photo and the story. The sign makes somebody happy. The house is saved indeed.

Zaroga said...

Oh my... it needs a lot of work. My Mama lives in a home of that period.

A great picture, Patty.

Doreen said...

that is a great old house that needs tender loving care. funny sign though. did you get my email about the photos?

Barry said...

I love and respect old houses and find the "sold" sign both humourous and uplifting.

I'm glad someone else has the same love I have.

Great to see you posting again Patty!

Sherri said...

I love Crisfield. We used to spend many happy weekends and vacations on Chincoteague, VA and no trip was complete without a visit across the borfer to Crisfield. Loved the trip to Tangier Island from there.

The house is stunning. And I'm crazy about that sign.

SOL said...

Love this photo for many reasons. It should be in an advertisement for a realtor with the caption "We can sell any house!"

kate said...

I would be amazed to see how that house gets moved...it looks like a strong breeze would knock it over!

gigi said...

I LOVE it! I so want to see it when they finish this beautiful house. Love the African saying :)

Jen said...

wow - love it!

imac said...

Thats beautiful, reminds me of the Adams family.lol.

Great shot.