Monday, April 6, 2009

A Life Well Lived: Taylor Brothers



Oh that I was a poet...


And had the words to describe a life lived their own way...
To speak of the brothers...


Herman...


And Aubrey...


Living in the ways of their forefathers...


In modern days...


Always seen together,
in overalls,
driving 20 miles a hour in their new pickup truck...


Or sitting on the porch of the home place...


A life lived their own way,
at their own pace,
leaving behind a silent legacy...

Of a life well lived...
The Taylor Brothers.
Aubrey 1910-2000
Herman 1907-1986


At the suggestion of my brother, we prowled through this family place, mostly trash is left, with peeling wallpaper, broken windows, and exposed wood, and in each room, the personal clothing hanging on the walls. One room with the name tag of Herman, one room with the many name tags of Aubrey, one room with overalls.
So many questions these men could have answered, so much wisdom they could have shared...Had I asked...

12 comments:

Susan said...

I think we always regret those unasked questions.
Susan

Tammy said...

Wow! That's kinda sad, but at least they had each other. They lived to be quite old didn't they.

Zaroga said...

I love old homesteads. I've never been brave enough to enter one. I really like this post.

Darla said...

Cool photos. unasked questions....

Pink Slippers said...

WOW!
Wendy

Grammy said...

There are so many like them. My family homestead in WV is kinda like that but has so much history. My Aunt livers there alone now. When she is gone it will sit vacant too. It is a tin shack home. My Grandmother home has already nit the dust. It is interesting that you cared enough to pass on there legacy. That is wonderful.

Samantha said...

If those walls could talk-the stories they would have to tell.

Gail said...

Yes, that was a missed opportunity but don't let one slip by again.

I love the house, it is very sad to see it wasting.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a great story with great photos to go along. Did you know these men? What happened to the rest of the family? What a great mystery. Sounds a lot like the movie "Second Hand Lions", with Robert Duvall.

Pia said...

so sad...

Shey said...

Ah the mystery, so intriguing. If only the walls could speak and tell you of their secrets. :)

This was a cool post. Makes one wonder too.

Have a nice day!

Janet, said...

I love your pictures of the old house, it's a shame it sits going back to nature. If only walls could talk. Many times I wish I had asked more questions to my grandmother. Those people born in the early 1900s and late 1800s lived through so many remarkable changes in our country.