Along The Way… Plank Board Museum at 89 & 2001

June 23, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

I’ve always loved old abandoned houses. And Kentucky is full of them. Every time I see one I wonder about it’s story. I wonder what the walls would say if they could talk. I wonder who used to live there. I think about how many kids were raised in that old house, and how many people passed on from there. I think about the storms, the snow, and the rain that it endured over time. I think about the warmth of Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve get-togethers, and the kids and grand kids who came running down the steps each morning.

Now they just sit there. Fragments of our of heritage, deteriorating a little more each year. Kentucky is a perfect place for these old houses, because we’re still a state that has more land than population. I enjoy seeing these plank board museums, as I drive by listening to my satellite radio and probably talking on my cell phone. Its a reminder that the old and new can still coexist.

Although I have no emotional or physical ties to these houses, it’s a little sad to think about the livelihood that used to exist within them, and now see the stark contrast with its slow, dilapidating death. But then I remind myself that its all part of the circle of life, and that someday my grand kids will make fun of cell phone and my satellite radio because they were so old fashion.

This is an old house that I see every time I go back to Clay City. It’s at the intersection of Hwy. 89 and Hwy 2001.

 


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