52 Ancestors – The Old Homestead

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I am way behind on this project but hope to get moving on it again. This is Week 13. The prompt was the old homestead. My grandparents bought this farm in the early 1960s. It is not the house my Mom was raised in. They owned a farm in Harkness before this. This is the house I spent many summers at.

When I think of my grandparents I think of this house or their house in Florida that originally belonged to my Uncle Les. The Weatherwax family owned a much larger spread in Peru but my Great Grandfather Benjamin sold the spread originally settled by David Weatherwax in 1790.

This summer there will be a family reunion and I am sure lots of stories will be told and memories shared. As I get older I realize that the house is not what holds the family together. It is the bond and the love.

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One thought on “52 Ancestors – The Old Homestead

  1. It may not be where I was raised but it carries a lot of our family history . My parents moved here in 1964 . My sister, Sheila lived on the property. My brother, Danny and his wife have a home here as did my brother,Dale before he moved south. It was a sort of family enclave. 65 acres where we lived and loved. We planted trees and gardens, rode atc’s and generally had a good time. Don’t forget the ponies .

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