Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Photo Tag

Mary over at Moontides tagged me with photo tag.
Rules: Go to your first photo album and pick the tenth picture, post it, and tell the story behind it.

Tag five other bloggers.

Bloggers I've tagged:

Sydnii at One Witches Story

Lucy at MY Secrets For Happiness

Dede at Brightest Blessings Wiccans

Rue at Rue and Hyssop

Lyon at Wandering Hearth

My picture is from my Ancestry album. In 2004 I went on 'the run for the wall' on Memorial Day. Basically it's where Vietnam Vet bikers ride thier motorcycles to the memorial wall in Washington D.C.

Prior to going out there, I had found where my great great grandmother was raised on a farm near Strasburg Va. near a place called Fishers Hill. So, I called the landowner and made plans to visit the old home site. I have posted a picture of the stone home place on a former post. The house and this barn were built in the 1700's.

One of the things I found interesting about the barn, were the vertical slits that you see in the rock foundation to the left of the landowner. They were narrow on the outside and wider on the inside. They were used by my ancesters as windows to shoot out of when they were attacked by indians. Another thing of interest is that the supports and floor joists were made of whole timbers. I found it amazing that this structure was still standing and still being used by the present landowner. X.


  1. Great picture and a great story to go along with it.

  2. Thanks for tagging me! We've always wanted to go to the wall, but we of course have to ride there and summers are so full. We will get there though, because it's important. Thanks again!

  3. Love the picture and the fact that it is still being used. Says lots about the way things use to be built and the way they are built today. Thanks so much for thinking of me to tag, it was fun.


  4. I visited The Wall some years back and the Movable Wall when it toured locally. Cried both times...

    Our old family site in Connecticut is now the town dump. Don't think I'll be going there any time soon.

  5. Thank you for the tag darlin. I will play along soon! =)

  6. Thanks for the tag X!

    Isn't it interesting how we don't even consider things like "being attacked by Indians" as far as our history. It would have never occured to me that those cuts were used that way! I love that this building is still being used though. I love old barns.