Daddy has lived on the same 15 acres his entire life. The land belonged to his father, his father's father, and his father's father's father.
This is from inside the house Pawpaw and his 7 brothers and sisters grew up in, the Old House. It still stands across the road from my parents place.
The house is still standing--held up by surrounding trees and vines.
Pawpaw's brothers and sisters decided to leave the house exactly the way it was when their parents passed away. They even left the quilts on the bed, home-canned food in the corner, and a hair barrette on the night stand.
They did eventually get electricity to the house, but Great Grandpa was afraid of electricity and would not allow any light to be on after dark.
I think I may attempt removing the doors and 'refurbish' them...
What a great piece of family history that could be for our house one day.