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Monday, June 27, 2011

Barn Charm ~ 6-28-11

Mr. Steven’s Barn ~ Rockbridge County, Virginia
This barn hold a very special place in my heart. Mr. Steven’s was a dear friend of ours who passed away around 10 years ago. He was a fine mechanic and always worked on our cars. Back when we were teaching Ridge, the 46 year old son, to drive out in our front field, my husband let him drive the Land Rover back across our bridge to the house. Sadly, Ridge turned the steering wheel too far to the right, flipped the car, and he and Buddy ended upside down in the creek...unhurt! Geeze, did that thing make a BIG noise! Of course, we called Mr. Stevens, and he came down and pulled it out of the creek. We decided to let it go because it was going to cost so much to get it back to where we could use it, and instead gave it to our friend. Mr. S. may be gone, but our old Land Rover still sits there in his barn all of these years later. I see it every afternoon driving home from school and wish we still had it. That car was my favorite of all time. It could drive up a mountain without a bit of trouble, but it did not to so well upside down in the creek.


18 comments:

  1. What an interesting story to go with such a sentimental barn. I might not have even noticed the Land Rover if you hadn't shared its story, that barn and those mountains are scene stealers!

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  2. Your Land Rover has a lovely place :)

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  3. Beautiful shot, and wonderful story!

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  4. This picture is just gorgeous and could be framed. The story of the Land Rover just adds to it!

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  5. gosh, that's a beautiful barn and fantastic mountains surrounding it! loved the story of your land rover!!!

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  6. I remember that story from your sunday bridges post!
    those mountains make one gprgeous backdrop!

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  7. I recall your recounting of that story when you were posting photos of that bridge. so this is the guys barn, huh? I want to live there. it's a marvelous photo Genie. WOW.
    I see the roof is newer metal, so it will continue to stand for years to come.

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  8. He sounds like he was a wonderful man, and surely a wonderful memory for you.
    This photograph is just beautiful!

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  9. wow, nice photo! i really like it. charming.

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  10. A wonderful story to go with that lovely old barn!

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  11. That's quite the memory, Genie! And this is an interesting shot of the barn in the mist and the abandoned Land Rover under cover.

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  12. what a memory. I am glad everyoen was OK. Including the car. :)

    Love the barn shot.

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  13. What a gorgeous setting for this old barn. A constant reminder of an accident that wrecked your old land rover.

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  14. What a beautiful barn & a great story... I love to hear the history of these barns for Barn Charm. =)
    Love the setting... the mountains are awesome!

    Thanks so much

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  15. I was steered over to your blog by a mutual blogger friend. Reading that the old Land Rover was your favorite car of all time, tells me a whole lot about you. You are my kind of people, for I had Land Rovers for over 20 years. I like your photos and the little stories that accompany them. You just gained a new follower.

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  16. What a great story and I love how you can still see the land rover in the classic barn. I also like the shot of his old house in the next post.

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  17. Love to read this kind of story. People way back help each other. I see the Land Rover still inside, for sure it always bring memories to you. Great shot!

    Barn Charm

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  18. What a great old building in a lovely setting. :-)

    NoteworthyMusings

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