Peevish Pen

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Farewell Union Hall

The old Holland Dudley farm in "downtown" Union Hall will soon be just a memory. The big pines and the massive oaks are gone. The fine brick farmhouse—soon to be demolished—is gutted and all the trees around it are down. The rest of the woodlands are already decimated.

Below is what was left of the barn as of mid-morning yesterday. There's not much left today. I understand that all the debris from what was once the woods will be placed around the remains of the barn for a huge bonfire.

By this time next year, the slope you see in this picture will be filled in with 20 feet of soil and a shopping center will be here.


There's not much else I can say. . . .

1 Comments:

Blogger CountryDew said...

Progress. Don't you love it? The same stuff is happening in Botetourt. Cut, slash, burn, pillage. Asphalt everywhere.

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