In my work as an enumerator for
Nebraska Agricultural Statistics Service
I travel all over the back roads of
the Nebraska panhandle.
The number of abandoned farmsteads
is amazing and sad. There are so many beautiful
old houses and barns that are crumbing bit by bit.
So I began to take my camera along
to record some of this little piece of pioneer history.
So there I have all those lovely photos
of these farmsteads and no place to
put them. I made my own album.
It is gradually filling up with photos of our past.
I look at those farmsteads and think of
how they used to be. Filled with laughter and
tears, births and deaths, praise and pain.
For everything there is a season.