Do you remember when...?
That's a phrase that begins many conversations between family and friends.
This chimney sits along the road that goes between my two brothers' houses. It just sits there in a little field all alone, but it's not lonely. Imagine what this old chimney has seen. I can imagine it kept a family's cabin warm for years and years. I can imagine the farmer who stacked the logs and built the fire. I can imagine his wife who poked the logs and kept the fire going. I can imagine the children doing homework in front of it. I can imagine a cat curled up on the hearth. I can imagine stockings hanging from the mantle year after year. I can imagine... can you?
Click "Christmas Past" to see this chimney at at Christmastime.