Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Groves Farm

One of our stops yesterday afternoon on our ride in the hills of "A" township with Jackie and Don Armstrong, was at the "Groves" farm. It is no longer the Groves farm and has been through several owners since Don's Grandparents lived there back in the 1920's. Jackie says they have a picture of the place from that era showing it as a beautiful farm house. It has probably been close to 50 years since anyone lived in the house but it is still in remarkably "good " condition. Don has distinct memories of being there when he was a child, sleeping in the upstairs bedroom and looking out the windows that we see in the picture.  A 1921 Atlas shows the 160 acre farm belonging to "Elijah J. Groves, Etux". Seeing an old house like this and hearing Don's stories makes one wonder just what might be written in the "History" of such a House.  But maybe our memories  are the best  we can hope for, and they seems to accentuate the positive and minimize the negative.

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