Each week the Finish the Sentence Friday blog hop has a different challenge. The first week we are given a sentence to complete. The second week we write a listicle on a topic we are given. The third week we think about the prompt for five minutes and then write our thoughts. Lastly is the Foto Share Friday with the challenge to write about a photo. When there is a fifth Friday, we still write, but we need to check to see what Kristi and Kenya decide should be the prompt.
This photo of me was taken when I was 14 years old, that is if the film was developed soon after the picture was taken. Sometimes film would stay in the camera until all the photos were taken to complete the roll. That was a different era.
The car is a 1956 two-door, two-toned blue Buick. If I remember correctly, it was my parents' first brand new car purchase a couple of years before this photo was taken. (I'm certain it was not my idea to sit on the car, as my dad was quite proud of his car and wouldn't have appreciated me possibly scratching it. That being said, I suspect it was his idea for me to sit there for the photo.)
I am wearing what was then referred to as peddle pushers (the pants) and white tennis shoes.
In the foreground is a lavender bush. It is difficult to recognize that is what it is, but I remember how hard it was to weed around it.
On the other side of the car is the driveway leading down toward a wooden bridge spanning a creek. Beyond the driveway, where the tops of some trees can be seen in the photo, is a deep drop-off to the creek down below. Perhaps after many years of the creek meandering through the property, the hillside eroded as winter and spring flooding occurred. There were two creeks that flowed through this lower area of the property.
A couple of barrels on a stand are shown in front of the very old barn. The barrels contained gas for the farm equipment and sometimes for our vehicles if needed.
There was a newer barn on the farm, so the old barn wasn't really used much as a barn. When our red 1950 Farmall tractor wasn't being used, it was parked inside it. Some odds and ends were stored in there, but not much more. Since the simple farm house had been built at the end of the 19th century, I'm guessing this structure was built then too, or even earlier.
My dad bought a young Belgium shepherd. When she got big enough, he had her bred and she gave birth to 14 puppies! Part of that old barn became home for them, until dad sold the pups.
At the top of the barn's roof can be seen some fir trees off in the distance. Only part of the property had been cleared for farming. There was some pretty old timber on some of the property which brought some needed income for my parents later.