This Is What My Great Uncle’s Barns Sound Like

August 30, 2011
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We’re in the process of cleaning out seventy years of stuff…a lifetime of work…piled up high into five barns. I’m spending a lot of time in these barns. Looking through the artifacts of love ones’ lives. And even though it’s stupid degrees outside, I feel so lucky to be given the task. It’s a sober rush of nostalgia, intrigue and pride, tied up with a quiet reminder of how short our time here really is. I swear, if these barns could speak, they’d be telling me exactly that…intertwined with a few hundred hilarious stories. And if they could sing, they’d sound like this….

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4 Comments

  • Reply Sara Plays House August 30, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Hi. This comment will serve no purpose other than to say YES. Mumford and Sons would be the perfect soundtrack to all your uncle’s stuff. Yes yes a thousand times yes. I saw them live a few months ago and I still can’t get it out of my head. And now I’ll be thinking of mannequins and fairies when I hear this song. Thank you.

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  • Reply barchbo August 30, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I think PJ would appreciate some showtunes, too. Maybe a little “Oklahoma” – there’s a barn and lots of rustic living in that one.

  • Reply Seabeegirl September 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I so agree with this! Mumford and Sons have a magical, truth-from-the-gut kind of sound that fits your barns perfectly. Love it! 😀

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